The city of Nashua will soon have a new fire chief.
Assistant Fire Chief Brian Rhodes has been promoted to Fire Chief starting April 1.
That’s after the city’s Fire Commission unanimously backed him earlier this week.
He'll replace the current Fire Chief, Steven Galipeau, who announced his retirement last month after 38 years on the job.
Rhodes has been with the department since 1987 and says he’s excited to now lead it.
“I’m confident that I’m prepared to keep the torch burning that the chiefs before me have endured,” Rhodes said.
“I see my job as being the champion for our organization. To just be out there and to portray the members of this great organization is the best light I can, whenever I can.”
Rhodes will serve as the city’s 14th fire chief.