South Davis Fire District Chief Brent Argyle has announced several changes and promotions in his fire district.
He also announced the new officers for the South Davis Ambulance Association, which is operated by the approximately 75 firefighters and emergency medical technicians in the district.Argyle said the changes and promotions were necessary because of the addition of Station No. 3 in Centerville, the growth of the fire district's jurisdiction, new national fire standards and other conditions within the fire service.
Promotions include Terry Graham, from captain to division chief; Brad Benson, Curtis Day and Steve Kubisch, from lieutenant to captain; Marty Peterson, from engineer to captain; and George Mason, Henry Haurand and Terry Olsen, from engineer to lieutenant.
Division Chief Darrell Moss will be in charge of the district's training division with the assistance of Day and Kubish. Moss will also head the safety and resource development division with assistance from Peterson and Olsen.
Assistant Chief Bruce Bowdidge will manage the district's fire prevention, pre-planning and inspection division, be in charge of Station No. 3 and head the communications division with assistance from Lt. Mary Galt.
Assistant Chief Niles Stahle will be in charge of the arson and fire investigation division, in charge of Station No. 1 in West Bountiful and head the administration, personnel and public relations division.
Assistant Chief Bob Carter will be in charge of the hazardous materials and heavy duty rescue division and in charge of Station No. 2 in North Salt Lake.
Chief Argyle will oversee the Ambulance Association, Ladies Auxiliary and communication between his district and the Davis County Emergency Medical Services Council. Chief Graham will direct the vehicle and building maintenance division.
In addition, Lt. Dale Sorenson will transfer from Station No. 1 Co. A to station No. 3 Co. B.
Newly elected officers in the South Davis Ambulance Association include Leola Mikkelsen, secretary; Dave Tate, president; Bob Bredsguard, vice president; Dave Boulton, vice president-elect; Jim Rampton, treasurer; George Mason and Dale Sorenson, one-year directors; and Rick Crawley, two-year director.