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Assistant Chief Paul Buchter promoted to Chief

After serving many years as Assistant Chief, as of January 1, 2020, Paul Buchter became SVFPD's Chief. He was officially honored and his badge pinned on January 9th prior to a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners. Firefighters, the Board, and community members attended the brief ceremony. Chief Buchter will work closely with long-time Assistant Chief Scott Frick. 

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Assistant Chief Scott Frick, Chief Paul Buchter, Board Chair Larry Alexander
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from left: Back row: Commissioner James C. Roseman, Captain Lloyd Pearson, Commissioner Kevin Hullquist, Commissioner Kathy Williams, Chief Paul Buchter, Board Chair Larry Alexander,  Etna Fire Chief Alan Kramer, Assistant Chief Scott Frick, Front row:  Instructor Mike Wilson, Administrative Officer Nancy Salucci, Commissioner Jay Akerman, Firefighter Josh Frick.
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Chief  Buchter and Tina Kemp