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Wildland Fire Deputy Director Retires





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NEWS RELEASE 

 


For Immediate Release: June 6, 2016
Media Contact: Jeni Lawver, 605.381.7232

 

Wildland Fire Deputy Director Retires


RAPID CITY, S.D. – The deputy division director for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division is retiring. Steve Hasenohrl leaves the fire service June 8, after a successful 42-year career.

 

“Steve has been a great leader and committed the last 10 years of his career to developing a strong and efficient wildland fire agency for the state and region,” said Jay Esperance, South Dakota Wildland Fire division director. “His accomplishments speak to his dedication to the people of South Dakota.”

 

A community celebration and retirement party honoring Hasenohrl will be held Friday, June 10, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Old Storybook Island Park Shelter (2911 Canyon Lake Drive) in Rapid City. The event is a potluck picnic where the main course will be provided and paid for by donations accepted at the picnic. Please bring a side dish or a dessert to share. Please RSVP to Cindy Hansen at 605.393.8011 or cindy.hansen@state.sd.us if you plan to attend.

 

After retirement, Steve and his wife Judy will remain in South Dakota.

 

South Dakota Wildland Fire can be found on Twitter @SDWildlandFire and on Facebook by searching SD Wildland Fire.

 

Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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