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Hear From New Olds Fire Chief Mike Hoffman

Among the first orders of business for the new Olds Fire Chief was to implement a fire ban for the Town of Olds. Mike Hoffman began his duties with the town on Tuesday, September 5th and the fire ban came into effect on the afternoon of Thursday, September 7th.

The new Fire Chief for the Town of Olds has a 100 day plan which he has started to execute.
 
Mike Hoffman began his duties in town on Tuesday, September 5th. He says a Fire Service Review was done by the town just prior to his arrival.
 
 
As far as finding a Fire Chief job goes, Hoffman says coming to Olds is a dream come true for him.
 
 
Chief Hoffman also had the opportunity to address the department membership for the first time.

Meanwhile, the fire ban for the Town of Olds still remains in effect.
 
 
Chief Hoffman adds, it is a pleasure to be in Olds. He says it is a beautiful town with colorful history, a wonderful path system and many more attractive qualities.
 
He and his wife Lila will be settling in to make Olds home.

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