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New Fire Chief Named for City of LaGrange

City of LaGrange Names John Brant LFD Fire Chief

The City of LaGrange named John Brant as the final candidate for the new LaGrange Fire Chief Tuesday evening. The announcement was made at the regular LaGrange City Council meeting.

Brant has been with the City of LaGrange for twenty-three years and has over 14 years of management experience. He has been instrumental in helping the city attain a favorable “2” ISO rating as well as assist the fire department in achieving Accredited Agency status with The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). Only 250 out of nearly 30,000 fire departments in the nation receive this accreditation.

“Being the Fire Chief at LaGrange Fire Department means the world to me. It is my dream job, this is what I’ve worked for my whole career. I love this City and this department and have dedicated my career in making each a better place,” said Brant.

“It is my goal to work hand and hand with every member of this great department to ensure that we provide the best possible services to each citizen in this amazing city. I am gratefully and honored to be in this position and look forward to the future.”

Chief Dekmar previously served as Public Safety Chief overseeing both LaGrange Police and LaGrange Fire but will now resume his duties solely as the LaGrange Police Chief.

Kelsey says Brant was chosen to lead the LaGrange Fire Department based on his long list of qualifications and experience with the City of LaGrange.

“John brings with him a wealth of experience in fire operations and administration,” said Kelsey. “I have full confidence under his leadership, we will remain one of the best fire departments in country.”

Brant will assume the position of LaGrange Fire Chief on November 27th.