FD Fire Announces Lieutenant, Captain Appointments

The Fort Dodge Fire Department announced the promotion of a new lieutenant and captain during Monday evening's city council meeting. The council approved ordinances to officially promote Steve Teske to the rank of Captain and Jason Vandi as Lieutenant. Assistant Chief Woody Wolfe said there were 10 internal candidates for the Lieutenant's promotion while the three lieutenants interviewed for the position of captain. Teske has served with the Fort Dodge Fire Department for 25 years, while Vandi is a 9 year veteran. The vacancy occurred when Captain Mitch Sells retired from the department in August.