Chapman named Colfax fire chief
July 29, 2021
COLFAX — Colfax Fire Chief Craig Corbeill resigned July 19 and named his successor, Michael Chapman.
Speaking at the city council meeting, Corbeill said he needed to resign to spend time working at the Bruning Funeral Home. The company acquired a third operation in Dayton.
“I feel like I’m letting the department down but I’m out of gas,” he said.
As a volunteer fire chief, Corbeill has the jurisdiction to appoint a successor. He chose Chapman “with the full and unanimous support of the fire department.”
Chapman was the assistant chief and he is going to serve for the rest of Corbeill’s term that ends Jan. 1, 2023. Corbeill has been chief since the start of 2017.
“This took some convincing but (Chapman) has agreed,” said Corbeill.
Corbeill presented Chapman with a pin marking him as the new chief.