BALDWIN — Webber Township firefighters welcomed a new fire chief last Wednesday during a meeting at the fire hall.

Alan Dailey is replacing outgoing chief Aaron Summers, whose last day was April 30.

The ceremony to initiate Dailey as chief opened with Webber Township Supervisor Ernie Wogatzke leading everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Jeremy Anderson, assistant chief, presented a plaque with all the fire chief’s names since 1972, when the fire department was formed. Martin Brown, who was present for the occasion, was the first chief. Summers name was added to the plaque.

“All of us at Webber Fire Department wish you the best of luck,” Anderson told Summers.

Summers told the department it has been a pleasure serving and he appreciates all they do for the community.

“You guys are in good hands,” Summers said, referring to Dailey taking over as chief.

Webber Township Clerk Kathryn Young swore in Dailey as chief, and outgoing chief Summers, assistant chief Anderson and Michael Oisten, captain, secured a fire chief pin on Dailey’s uniform.

Dailey began his service as a firefighter in 1998 for Baldwin Fire Department, where he served as secretary for eight years, and assistant chief for one year. He left Baldwin Fire Department and joined Webber Township Fire Department in 2010.

He served as captain, and became assistant chief in 2014. Dailey retired for a couple of years before coming back to the department in January.