Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer announced at the Warsaw-Wayne Township Fire Protection Territory meeting Tuesday that Fire Chief Mike Brubaker has submitted his letter of resignation.
Brubaker cited “reduced passion for the administrative functions of the job” as his reason for resigning, according to information from the mayor’s office.
“Since his appointment as chief more than three and a half years ago, Mike has done everything I have asked of him and more,” Thallemer said in the announcement. “He has been a ‘boots on the ground’ chief from day one. His employees and the Warsaw Wayne-Township Fire Protection Territory Board have respected him as a great leader. He now feels that with the increase in administrative responsibilities for his job as chief, it is taking him further away from his true passion as a firefighter. I have reluctantly accepted Mike's resignation as chief, but I will work with new leadership to find a position for him that will utilize his firefighting skills moving forward.”
Brubaker will continue to serve as chief during the search process, which will begin immediately.