MAYETTA – Doug Schreiner has been named the new Director of Emergency Services/Fire Chief for the Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department beginning his position on March 18.
Schreiner previously worked as a shift captain and a paramedic for the department from 2000 to 2008. Since that time he worked as the fire brigade coordinator for Westar Energy.
Schreiner told the Potawatomi News that he took the position because the department was top notch and that he had previously enjoyed working in the PBPN community. "I have a great team of dedicated professionals and good support from the community," he said.
Schreiner has lived in Shawnee County all of his life and began working in emergency services in 1993 where he first worked for the Mission Township Fire Department. He has an associate degree in fire science from Kansas City Kansas Community College and received certification as an Industrial Emergency Response Specialist through Texas A&M University. He also possesses other state and national certifications.
The Fire Department has been in service to the reservation and citizens of Jackson County for 33 years and is located at 15482 K Road, Mayetta, KS 66509.