West Nipissing officially has a new Fire Chief.
Frank Loeffen will be taking over on July 18. He replaces Richard Maranda, who retired in May after a 30-year career with the West Nipissing Fire Service.
According to the municipality, Loeffen has over 30 years of progressive experience in fire service, 18 of those as Fire Chief for the East Ferris Fire Department
CAO Jay Barbeau is confident that the new chief will be received with open arms.
“Frank will be a welcomed asset to our organization,” says Barbeau. “He understands the value and the issues surrounding attracting and motivating volunteer firefighters. Frank is fully bilingual and will easily be welcomed at all our fire stations.”