The Town of Egg Harbor is looking for a new fire chief after Andy Staats resigned last week. Staats served for over a year in the position and stepped down along with Ashley Staats, who resigned from her EMS crew chief position. Assistant Fire Chief Jason Staats has taken over the interim fire chief spot until the Egg Harbor Fire Commission finds a permanent replacement. He says the department is moving forward and he feels the current morale is the highest it has been in a long time.
Both Andy and Ashley Staats will remain with the department and help in the transition period. Ashley is helping Dale Wiegand take over as the chief of the emergency responders. The new fire chief will be responsible for filling the department’s leadership roles, including the crew chief of the EMS.