(WDEF) For the first time in 32 years, the Whitfield County Fire Department has a new chief.
The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously this morning in favor of hiring Edward O'Brien.
He retired last year from his position as fire chief/emergency management director in DeKalb County.
The two other finalists were long-time Whitfield County Fire Department leaders...
Assistant fire chiefs Randy Kittle and Danny Roach.
O'Brien becomes only the third fire chief in the history of Whitfield County, replacing Carl Collins, who retired last month after serving in that position since 1982.
O'Brien reports for duty in Whitfield County next Monday morning.