After serving 30 years on the Southern Door Fire Department, Rich Olson has been chosen as the new fire chief after the interviewing process Wednesday evening. Olson, who served as a captain for the past 17 years, applied for the position after Gary Vandertie stepped down on February 1. Leading 45 volunteer firefighters, Olson says he is honored and proud to represent the men and women serving the Southern Door community.
Olson adds that the fire chief position will be a learning process, but he will have help within and outside the Southern Door Fire Department. Randy Massart had been serving as the interim fire chief from February 1 until Olson’s appointment Thursday.