Fuehring, Tubbs take over as fire chief, assistant fire chief.

December 4, 2020

Dwight Fuehring receives his fire chief badge from his wife, Melissa.

Fuehring, Tubbs take over as fire chief, assistant fire chief.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — With the retirement of Jack White as fire chief of the Hart Area Fire Department, Dwight Fuehring was officially appointed as his successor during an exchange of command ceremony Thursday evening, Dec. 3, at the Hart Fire Station.

Tim Tubbs receives his assistant fire chief pin from his wife Susie.

Tim Tubbs was officially appointed assistant chief.

“You both have a right to be very proud of your accomplishments over the last few years,” said White. Both Fuehring and Tubbs have completed all of the requirements to become chief officers and have demonstrated “the willingness to make sacrifices to achieve those positions.”

Both men were presented their badges and pins by each of their wives, and Fuehring received the chief helmet and blazer.

“The last three and a half years it’s been an extreme pleasure to work with you,” said White. “Every job you were given, you handled exceptionally well. You’ve been innovative and you brought up things that needed my attention. Today, you are the face of the Hart Area Fire Department.

Jack White addresses the fire board.

“I’m going to love working with you as a mutual aide chief,” said White who remains the fire chief for the neighboring Shelby-Benona Fire Department.

After White thanked and congratulated both Fuehring and Tubbs, the fire board members thanked White for his service.

Dwight Fuehring, at left, and Jack White.

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