A Lake Cities Fire Department station

The Lake Cities Fire Department promoted Chad Thiessen to assistant fire chief, according to a news release from the city of Corinth.

Thiessen, who was previously a deputy chief, will oversee the daily operations of the department.

He joined the department in 1993, starting as a volunteer firefighter before moving up the ranks. He was promoted to deputy fire chief in 2006.

“[Thiessen] has demonstrated that he is more than capable of managing the operational aspects of the department as well as providing strong leadership to those under this command,” Fire Chief Michael Ross said in the release.

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