Elk Point appoints Deputy Fire Chief

Jon Kadutski has been named Deputy Fire Chief

The Town of Elk Point Fire Department has appointed Jon Kadutski Deputy Chief. The move came after former Chief, Ken Palamarek, resigned last week. Serving under Kadutski is  Jordan Cousins, who has been named Assistant Deputy Chief. The Fire Department members decided to go without a Chief until their Annual General Meeting in the new year. At that time they will vote and determine who will lead the force.

Ken Palamarek served on the Elk Point Fire Department for over 40 years, many of those years as Chief.

Over the next few weeks there will be meetings between the Fire Chiefs, County of St. Paul and Town of Elk Point to determine the best course of action moving forward. At this time there is no talk of regionalizing the Chief position; however the municipalities, along with the Fire Chiefs, have talked about regionalizing the paperwork aspect of the department.