Fire chief resigns

Iola Fire Chief Chase Waggoner resigned but did not discuss his reasons why. However, he's frequently clashed with city and county officials.



August 13, 2021 - 3:45 PM

Chase Waggoner is Iola’s new fire chief. His first few weeks have been spent getting to know the city and department. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Iola Fire Chief Chase Waggoner has resigned.

“It’s a good department with great guys,” Waggoner told the Register in a telephone interview. “It’s just sometimes a job is not a good fit for you.”

Waggoner’s brief tenure with the city included assorted dust-ups with city and county elected officials.

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