Long time Fire Chief Drew Schumacher submitted a letter of resignation to the City of Mount Pleasant. During the City Council meeting on January 24th, the council reluctantly approved his resignation.
Chief Schumacher stood in front of a crowded City Hall and read a letter to the council and the public. In it, he offered his sincerest thanks to past and present firemen, mentioning how it is a brotherhood. For Schumacher, this was a childhood dream, and he then presented a photo of his kindergarten class in front of the old city hall.
Chief Schumacher’s final words were “Mount Pleasant Iowa, what a great place to live.” It is because of men like Chief Schumacher that make this city so great. Serving on the department for 31 years, he was promoted to the position of Fire Chief in 2018. His final day as Fire Chief is March 31st, 2024.