Ed Dziengelewski was approved by Village Council last week as the new Fire Chief for the Swanton Fire and Rescue Division. He was recommended by Mayor Neil Toeppe following a search.
Councilman Derek Kania moved to hire Dziengelewski and Council voted to approve the hire, effective May 15, at a pay rate of $62,000. A statutory probation period is included.
The employment offer is contingent on Captain Dziengelewski’s spouse resigning from Fire and Rescue Division due to the village Fraternization Policy. Amy Dziengelewski submitted a resignation by email and Council was expected to approve it at Monday’s meeting.
Chief Dziengelewski has been a firefighter for 27 years. The last 10 years he has been with the Swanton Fire and Rescue Division and has a continuous record of advancement, according to Toeppe. He has served as a firefighter, lieutenant and was appointed captain by former interim Chief Mike Wolever.