Fire department changes


Chief takes oath

Bellefontaine Fire Chief Andy Fissel takes his oath of commission Friday before Mayor Adam Brannon. Chief Fissel replaced J.P. Schulz who retired after 25 years with the department.


Layman steps into promotion

Bellefontaine Assistant Fire Chief Mark Layman, left, repeats his oath of commission before Mayor Brannon.


Goodrich joins department

Bryce Goodrich, left, takes his oath of commission as a firefighter/paramedic in the Bellefontaine Fire Department before Mayor Brannon.


Too many chiefs?

Bellefontaine’s new Fire Chief Andy Fissel, center, poses Friday with four former fire chiefs, from left, James Holycross, J.P. Schulz, Don Watkins and Jim Furby. Another former chief Al Peron resides in Florida and was not able to attend the reception for Chief Fissel and the send off for Mr. Schulz who retired after 25 year with the department. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | JOEL E. MAST)