New fire chief takes over
As of today, January 1, there'll be a new chief in town.
A new fire chief, that is.
Jeff Karrow took over the role from Shane Schmidt, who has been chief of the Alexandria Fire Department for the past six years.
The maximum time someone can serve as chief is three, two-year terms.
Schmidt has been a member of the department for the past 21 years. He will remain on the department until he decides to retire.
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