Council Recognizes Hasheider's Service, Retirement
Posted on 11/06/2019
Assistant Fire Chief/Emergency Management Coordinator Mark Hasheider received recognition of his recent retirement during the Nov. 4 City Council meeting. He is pictured with Mayor Bob Fox upon receiving a plaque commemorating his service.

Hasheider started working with the Cape Girardeau Fire Department in February 1985, marking more than 34 years serving Cape Girardeau. He was promoted to Training Officer in 1989, was the department's 1995 Employee of the Year, and has served as Interim Chief three times. Hasheider has served as Emergency Management Coordinator since 1990 and Assistant Chief since 2001. He is also a recipient of the department's Gold Star of Valor and Gold Star of Merit. Special projects during his tenure have included radio interoperability, Project Impact, phone system upgrades, and more. Hasheider also served on the Missouri State Seismic Safety Commission and 911 State Advisory Board, as well as the Cape Girardeau County 911 Advisory Board since its inception. He will continue working part time on special projects through spring 2020.

“Like many public servants, Mark Hasheider doesn’t want the attention but we are proud to recognize his 34 years of service to the citizens and City of Cape Girardeau. From his first day as a firefighter through stepping-up as Acting Chief during a critical time of transition, we could always count on AC Hasheider to take care of things when we needed him during emergencies, building/technology changes, or any other challenges. We hope anyone who wants to wish him well has the opportunity to congratulate him on his retirement," said City Manager Scott Meyer.