Rowland appointed new chief of Watertown Fire Rescue  (Audio)

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.