ROME, N.Y. – Rome Fire Department swore in a new fire chief Tuesday during a promotion ceremony at Rome City Hall.
New Chief Thomas Iacovissi has worked at RFD since 1989, and served as deputy chief for the past decade.
Scott Burch and Michael Liddy are now deputy chiefs.
Former fire chief Ronald Brement retired after serving the department for more than 30 years.
Iacovissi says after losing a lot of knowledge and experience lately, the department will be looking to hire soon.
“We are down nine firefighters as of the end of April. We'll be hiring. I’m not sure how many we'll hire. The challenge is going to be getting everybody trained quickly because we've lost a lot of knowledge and a lot of talent,” he said.
For more information on joining RFD, visit: www.romenewyork.com.