North Vernon hires new firefighter

NV mayoy Mike Ochs administers the oath to NVFD firefighter Josh Skaggs; WRB staff photo.

The North Vernon Fire Department has a new firefighter.

Josh Skaggs was sworn-in during Monday night’s meeting of the North Vernon City Council by Mayor Mike Ochs. Skaggs served as volunteer firefighter for the city since 2016. Prior to that, he served as a volunteer firefighter for the Southwest Volunteer Fire Department in Bartholomew County.

Fire Chief Mike Cole explained that Skaggs will fill a position recently vacated when a firefighter left and joined the Columbus Fire Department.