ST. CLOUD - The next St. Cloud fire chief is a man who is very familiar with the department. Mayor Dave Kleis announced today (Thursday) that he has appointed Dean Wrobbel to the position.

Wrobbel has been a member of the St. Cloud Fire Department for 22 years, serving as a firefighter, Fire Lieutenant, Training Captain, Battalion Chief, and Deputy Chief of Operations.

Wrobbel will take over as Fire Chief on May 25th, following the retirement of Chief Bill Mund on Friday, May 22nd.

Mund announced his retirement back in January. He's been the St. Cloud Fire Chief since 2003.