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Harbor Beach Firemen keep chiefs position "in the family"
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:31:02 EST
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Perhaps "Passing the Torch" isn't the best expression to use when describing the new Fire Chief for the Harbor Beach Fire Department. Jason Lermont was chosen to the be new fire chief at the Harbor Beach Fire Board Meeting Thursday evening. Jason is the son of former Chief John J.P. Lermont who retired last month due to health issues. Deputy Chief Jerry Hessling said Jason was one of about a half dozen guys with the credentials for the position, but told us he was the only one that showed interest. Jason said he had been a Captain in the department the last 10 years and in December was named assistant Chief prior to getting the top job. Jason has been with the Harbor Beach Fire Department for close to 2 decades. His father had served on the volunteer fire department for 40 years, with the last 28 of them as chief.