Mayor Langfelder names new Springfield Fire Chief

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SPRINGFIELD - A new Chief for the Springfield Fire Department has been named by Mayor Jim Langfelder.

Langfelder announced that Robert "Barry" Helmerichs was selected to be the new chief on Friday morning.  Helmerichs will replace interim Fire Chief Mark Hart.

Helmerichs has served with the Springfield Fire Department since 1991, where he has worked as a firefighter, driver-engineer, captain, deputy chief of technical services, and division chief.  He was also appointed Fire Chief in 2010.

Langfelder says he is "looking forward to working with Chief Helmerichs" and the Springfield Fire Department to help keep the community safe.  We will provide more details as they become available.

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