By: Rob Moore
(Cleveland)- A man who began his fire service career in Hall County has been selected to lead White County Fire Services as division chief.
Mike LeFevre will put his 23 years in the fire service to work in White County, where he has served as a part-time firefighter and quartermaster since 2017, being a member of the COVID response team with the ordering of equipment and supplies from the Emergency Management stockpile.
White County Public Safety Director David Murphy made the announcement Wednesday afternoon, saying, “Mike has been a vital part of our department. He has the support of our team and the knowledge and skills needed for this role. We look forward to him and Kathy becoming part of our community.”
Mike and Kathy LeFevre have been married for 35 years and have two children and five grandchildren. They are both active in their church.
Outside the fire service, Mike LeFevre has owned and operated a successful business for more than 20 years.
During his time in Hall County previously, he became certified as a National Registered Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate, later earning the rank of sergeant then lieutenant.
Murphy said choosing LeFevre followed an extensive selection process and review of many qualified candidates.
According to Murphy, they had a total of 16 applicants and they interview the top five.
LeFevre will start his new position on June 18th.