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Stack confirmed as fire chief

Published 8:08pm Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Edwardsburg’s fire board Tuesday night confirmed third-generation firefighter Bruce Stack as its next chief.

Stack, 53, and a 19-year department veteran, receives a $14,000 salary for what he referred to Wednesday as a “fulltime part-time position.”

Stack oversees a department with a roster of 29. He was first assistant when longtime chief Harold “Willie” Eltzroth stepped down in December.

“I have big shoes to fill,” said Stack, whose skills as a self-employed carpenter came in handy when the department remodeled Georgie Boy’s factory on M-62 into a fire station.

He served in a variety of capacities advancing through the ranks, from first and second assistant chief to captain and lieutenant.

There will be a fourth generation, too. “I’ve got a son following me,” Stack said.

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