SAVAGE, Minn. (AP) – Savage Fire Chief Andrain Roach has resigned after only three months on the job.

The Star Tribune reports Roach cited what he called unrealistic expectations from city leaders and a general lack of support that hindered efforts to modernize the department.

Roach says in his resignation letter that inadequate staffing levels citywide – paired with round-the-clock demands – have taken a “mental, physical and emotional toll.”

The Savage City Council accepted Roach’s resignation at Monday night’s meeting without discussion. Deputy Fire Chief Andrew Slama was tapped to replace him as interim chief.

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