The Mitchell Department of Public Safety has announced that Fire Marshall Marius Laursen will be promoted to Assistant Fire Chief effective July 15, 2018. Laursen will be filling this vacancy, recently created by the retirement of Paul Morris.
Marius Laursen is a 21 year veteran of the Mitchell Fire Division and has served as the Fire Marshall since 2010. Laursen was instrumental in implementing a fire safety inspection program for rental properties in Mitchell and getting the 2012 International Fire Code accepted as a standard to follow within the City of Mitchell. Laursen is the past president of the Palace City Pedalers bicycle club and is the chairman of the Davison County Local Emergency Planning Committee. Board member of the Palace City Federal Credit Union, and an active member of the Mitchell Rotary Club. He has served as firefighter paramedic and is a past member of the Mitchell Public Safety Emergency Response Unit (SWAT Team).
Marius Laursen is a recent graduate of the 4-year National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Leadership Program. Marius Laursen exhibits great dedication to public safety and has demonstrated a commitment to the community.