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Brown elected Dysart Fire Chief
January 25, 2019

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Tim Brown has recently been elected as the new Fire Chief of the Dysart Fire Department with Al Bredehoeft stepping down.

Brown has been a member of the Dysart Fire Department since 2005 and got involved to be "a servant of the community" and was asked by the department. Outside of his volunteerism, Brown works as a farmhand and has a family with his wife Patricia.

Elections for fire chief come every two years for Dysart. With Bredehoeft requesting to step down, nominations were taken for his successor. The department then elects their chief based off nominations.

"Being elected makes me feel trusted, relied upon and dependable," Brown said. "It's a

privilege and I'll do my best for the department."

As chief, Brown hopes to maintain the standard made with Dysart Fire Department.

Training will pick up as the department has new firemen coming on soon. In 2018, the department purchased a new rescue truck with the help of the City of Dysart and grants to better serve the community. The department responds to fire calls, accidents, ambulance calls if lifting assistance is needed and work to be friendly face in Dysart.

"2018 was a pretty quiet year when it came to calls, so we didn't have many huge ordeals," Brown said. "We currently have 29 volunteer firemen on our roster. The rescue truck has carried our equipment for fires and other emergencies."

Dysart Fire Department will continue their annual pancake breakfast during the last week of October, the July 3rd dance at the park and will remain active with Fire Prevention Week at Dysart Elementary. Like all volunteer departments, Brown knows there are difficulties in maintaining the service and hopes to do the best he can.

"Turnout with a small volunteer department can be difficult during different times of the year and times of day," Brown said. "Everyone on the department has a full-time job that keep them busy. Getting the right numbers can be hard, but there's always people in our community willing to help."

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