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-===== Summer is Getting Closer=====+ 
 +===== Keith Bierhalter Appointed Deputy Chief===== 
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 +South Haven Area Emergency Services announces the promotion of Firefighter/​Paramedic Keith Bierhalter to the rank of Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal. 
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 +Bierhalter has 37 years’ experience with the department, 12 years as a paid-on call firefighter and 25 years as a fulltime Firefighter/​Paramedic. ​ He was honored as the department'​s Firefighter of the Year in 2010-11. 
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 +He has been president of SHAES fulltime Local #2658 for the past 15 years, is a certified fire inspector and fire investigator. 
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 +He follows the footsteps of his late father, Lieutenant Edward Bierhalter, as a second generation fire fighter. ​ He has two grown children, Reece and Kelsi, that reside in Dallas Texas. 
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 +Bierhalter has been serving as Acting Deputy Chief since the June 30 retirement of Tony Marsala. 
 +===== Deputy Chief Tony Marsala Enters Retirement===== 
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 +As the fire alarm sounded, 10-year-old Tony Marsala was quick to get into the car with his dad, Robert, who was responding as a member of the Covert Township Fire Department. 
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 +Now, nearly 50 years later including 34 years with South Haven Area Emergency Services, Deputy Chief/Fire Marshall, Tony Marsala has answered his last call as a professional firefighter. He retired June 7, 2019. 
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 +It has been a career of dedicated service by a man who decided he wanted to be first responder at a young age. He became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) as a teenager and began training for the fire service right after graduating from Covert High School. 
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 +Early in his career he worked for the former South Haven Township ambulance service and was a paid-on-call member with the Covert Fire Department. ​ He was a field medic and safety officer with Bechtel Power before becoming a fulltime member of the Covert department in 1984. He also worked part-time in the emergency room at South Haven Community Hospital. 
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 +He joined the South Haven Fire Department, now SHAES, fulltime in 1985. He was promoted to Captain in 2008 and has served as Deputy Chief/Fire Inspector since 2010. 
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 +His qualifications have covered a broad spectrum including inspector, investigator,​ vehicle maintenance certified, diver certification,​ and firefighting training instructor. He is also a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and is one of SHAES’ fireboat operators.  
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 +In 1989 he was chosen the department’s Firefighter of the Year. “Tony has been such a great asset to our department,​” said Chief Ron Wise.  “He was always kind and compassionate with patient care, professional and courteous during fire inspections and a mentor for our county’s fire academy students and new recruits. ​ Tony will be truly missed around the department.” 
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 +“I have been truly blessed with a wonderful career,” said Marsala, “I am grateful for the support of the SHAES Board, my colleagues within the department and especially from the community.” 
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 +Marsala and his wife Pam are in the final stages of returning to where it all began for Tony with the construction of a new home on the family homestead in Covert. The Marsalas have two children, Tony Jr. and Stacy. 
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 +===== Summer is Here; Time to Think Water Safety=====
  
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 The color of the flags is also posted on the internet -- http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php… The color of the flags is also posted on the internet -- http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php…
  
-Check out the SHAES Beach Safety website -- http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php+Check out the SHAES Beach Safety website -- http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​beach_safety
  
 ===== SHAES Annual Banquet Honors Staff Members===== ===== SHAES Annual Banquet Honors Staff Members=====
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 See photos from banquet http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​2019_annual_banquet See photos from banquet http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​2019_annual_banquet
  
-===== SHAES Accepting Firefighter/​Paramedic Applications===== 
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-South Haven Area Emergency Services is accepting applications for the purpose of creating a hiring list for Fulltime Firefighter/​Paramedic. ​ The hiring list may be valid for up to one year.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 17th at 5 p.m. in the office of the Executive Director. ​ Eligible Applicants must be Michigan Certified Firefighter II and State of Michigan Licensed EMT-Paramedic by July 1, 2019.  Applicants will be required to pass a written and practical exam.  Job description and application are available at  http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​employment. Applications may also be picked up at SHAES Station 3, 90 Blue Star Highway, South Haven, Michigan 49090. South Haven Area Emergency Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ​ 
  
 ===== Open Burning Poses High Risks===== ===== Open Burning Poses High Risks=====
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