RVFD fire chief stepping down

Matous Matous Warren Matous, chief of the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department for the past three years, has stepped down from that position.

Matou s told The Reporter his resignation was effective last week.

“I’ve got a new job and it’s going to take me away from Rockdale a lot,” he said. “That’s the only reason. It’s certainly nothing to do with this fine department.”

“In fact there are times when I’ll be here and I’d still like to participate in the department as much as I’m able,” he added.

Ward Roddam has been appointed interim chief.

Matous said volunteer firefighters are scheduled to vote on electing a new fire chief during their Nov. 8 drill at the fire station.

FIRE CALLS— Fire calls dispatched from the Rockdale Police Department during the past week were listed as follows:

• 1:41 p.m. Oct. 13, grass fire, County Road 320, Milano VFD.

• 1:26 p.m. Saturday, vacant trailer on fire, 1950 County Road 330, Milano VFD.

• 12:20 a.m. Sunday, hay bale on fire, County Road 443 near County Road 434 Loop, Thorndale VFD.

• 10:10 a.m. Monday, jeep fire at Milano Cefco, Milano VFD.

• Rockdale volunteers also responded to the house f ire reported at 12:46 a.m. Sunday. (See photo, this page).

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