Michael Dingelstedt was sworn in as Maplewood's new fire chief at the Township Committee meeting on Tuesday night. Dingelstedt thanked his family for all of their support, as well as longtime friend, outgoing Chief Joseph Richardella.

Captain Joseph Callaghan was also sworn in to to the role of Deputy Chief to replace Dingelstedt, and firefighter William Heerwagen, Jr., was added to the department.