Excerpts from the herald-news.com:

Plainfield Fire Protection District Fire Chief David Riddle recently announced that he is retiring. He talked about the number of challenges and accomplishments the district had including the groundbreaking of its new headquarters to train not only its own personnel but regional and national emergency service personnel. The district received its ISO Class 1 rating in November 2017 and is exploring becoming an accredited fire agency through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. The district also expects recognition from the Government Finance Officers Association for abiding by the standards outlined in its Excellence in Financial Reporting program.

Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said he will be sworn in as the new chief Tuesday. He’s been with the department since 1994 and has been a deputy chief since 2005.