Centerville Fire Chief Resigns


A fire chief who was placed on administrative leave in August has resigned, according to a report from the Ottumwa Courier.

The city of Centerville accepted the resignation of Centerville Fire Department Chief Mike Bogle. The city council will name an interim during Monday’s council meeting. Vern Milburn, the department’s Assistant Chief is expected to be named the interim chief while the city conducts a search for a Fire Chief.

Bogel was placed on leave on August 30th, shortly after a report from two consultants that detailed low morale and dysfunction inside the Centerville Fire Department.

The heavily redacted report reveals drama inside the department and leadership issues that led to low morale.

Bogel had been the Centerville Fire Chief since November 2011.

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