Battle Creek fire department

The command structure of the Battle Creek Fire Department is changing in May. Chief Dave Schmaltz said Tuesday he is assigning a battalion chief to each of the three shifts rather than having two, 40-hours-per-week administrative positions. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

David Schmaltz's experience includes serving in Coldwater Fire Department

Audit found city didn't properly pay overtime to some firefighters

Larry Hausman has been a firefighter for 40 years, the last 15 as chief of the Battle Creek Fire Department