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Mitchell Fire Department names new battalion chief

The Mitchell Department of Public Safety has announced Firefighter Paramedic Joe Dolezal has been promoted to Battalion Chief.

Battalion Chief Joe Dolezal

The 18 year veteran of the Mitchell Fire Division and has served as a Firefighter Paramedic and Officer in Charge during that time. Dolezal has been a solid fixture in the area of EMS both through teaching EMT and CPR classes. During his time with the department, Dolezal has attended and attained his Critical Care Paramedic. Dolezal he fills vacancy created by Mark Eliason’s retirement last year.

Dolezal is married to his wife Jill and has 4 children and 8 grandchildren.