Ocean Springs Fire Chief Retires

Ocean Springs Fire Chief Mark Hare has officially retired.

Hare began working in 1978 as a firefighter in Ocean Springs, and was later promoted to Lieutenant, and then Captain, before rising to the Fire Chief position in 1999. He plans on working for CSX as a bridge tender, a job he held earlier in his career.

Deputy Fire Chief Pat Williams will serve in the interim, while the city conducts a search for a new chief.