(SESSER, IL) — The Sesser Fire Protection District recently named Michael Rasnic as its new fire chief replacing Cletus McBride who passed away Jan. 13 after being diagnosed with leukemia a few days before. McBride was with the fire department for 35 years and spent 30 of those years as fire chief. Rasnic was named interim chief on Jan. 18 after McBride went into the hospital. Besides being the new fire chief, Rasnic is also a receiving truck operator at Continental Tire in Mt. Vernon.