Fire Chief Brownlee retiring – Stays until December 31

Fire Chief Dennis Brownlee has informed the Town of St. Marys that he will be retiring on December 31. He has been with the fire department for 42 years, having started as a volunteer in 1973 and became full time chief in 1992.
Council had approved a deputy fire chief in this year’s budget but that hiring was never fulfilled. Now it seems that the Town will have to hire a new chief as well as a proposed fire prevention officer which seems to be the latest plan, which might be coordinated with another municipality.