During a recent board meeting of the Cole County Fire Protection District the following personal changes were made. Chief Donnie Braun submitted his resignation as Chief. Chief Braun was one of the original members of the Cole County Volunteer Fire Department which was established in 1969. Braun had spent the past forty-two years as chief. Board member and Assistant Chief Mike Rackers also submitted his resignation from the district.
The Board appointed Donnie Braun to the Board to fill out the term of Mike Rackers. The Board also appointed Wayne Hammann as Fire Chief. Chief Hammann is a retired Assistant Chief with Jefferson City Fire Department. Wayne also has forty-five years of service with the fire district.
The Board took steps to increase the Board from three members to five members. The District will ask the voters on the April 2018 ballot to approve a five member board. If the voters approve the change, there will be an election in April 2019 to select the additional board members. Continue Reading →