Rowland appointed new chief of Watertown Fire Rescue (Audio)

Mike Tanner/KWAT News

May 17, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Don Rowland has been appointed the new fire chief of Watertown Fire Rescue.

The city council approved the appointment on a unanimous vote Monday night.

Rowland took time to thank his predecessor–Doug Kranz–who’s retiring at the end of the month.

Rowland called him a great friend and mentor, and says he’s now ready to accept the challenge of moving from assistant chief to chief…

Rowland assumes the chief’s position at 5 p.m. on May 31st.

The council also appointed Darci Nichols as the city’s Human Resources Director. She starts on June 1st.