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Blackduck Fire Chief Rick Bogart, left, hands the white hand of authority over to the new chief, Troy Gabrelcik during the April 9 Blackduck City Council meeting. Following the approval of the council, Gabrelcik gave an update on the plans he has as the new chief and what is happening in his department. Bogart will remain on the department as a firefighter.

Blackduck gets a new fire chief

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Almost six years ago to the day, Rick Bogart became chief of the Blackduck Fire Dept. and he has enjoyed all of that time but felt now was the time to step down and let his second in command take over.


"I have been fire chief for six years now," said Bogart at the April 9 Blackduck City Council meeting. "And it's time for me to step aside and let someone else take over."

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