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Mansfield Fire Chief to retire

Story By: Brad Francis



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  Original Published: 1/28/2013

Mansfield Fire Chief John Harsch is calling it quits.  Effective February 9th, he's retiring.

Harsch was hired by the city as a firefighter 27 years ago.  He worked his way through the ranks, and was promoted to chief February 6th, 2009.

Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker accepted the chief's resignation today.  Theaker says the city is already reviewing all options for his replacement.  Harsch says that search will likely start with the three assistant chiefs.

So how will the chief spend his retirement?  Harsch says he looks forward to enjoying more time with his family, which includes some snow skiing and boating this summer.

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