Topoleski named Interim Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director
Cape Coral City Manager John Szerlag, has appointed Fire Deputy Chief Robert Topoleski to serve as Interim Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director. The appointment will be effective tonight at midnight and until a full-time replacement is made.
Topoleski takes the position held on an interim basis by Fire Division Chief Ryan Lamb. Szerlag appointed Lamb to serve as interim fire chief/emergency management director from Dec. 8, 2017, through Feb. 16, 2018, then Fire Division Chief Michael Russell was appointed to serve in the interim position from Feb. 17 through April 20.
Cape Fire Chief Donald Cochran retired after 28 years of service to the city and its residents. An appointment will be made on a full-time replacement sometime in the future.