FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Volunteer Fire Department held its annual meeting and election of officers for 2013 last night. In the coming year, Fire Chief Rick Cronin says four of the five officers leading the department will have served as officers at some point in the past. Cronin was unopposed and will once again be the department’s Fire Chief. Selected as Assistant Chief was Cody Lengkeek. Current Assistant Chief Josh Boxley will fill the 1st Captain position in 2013, Brad Maskovich will be 2nd Captain and Justin Jones will be 3rd Captain. Bryan Caldwell, whose time on the Board of Directors was ending, was unopposed and he will fill a new four year term on the board.
Looking back at 2012, Cronin says the department is still compiling statistics, but he believes there have been a higher number of calls, compared to recent years.
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