Lifelong Clay County resident Jake Bennett was sworn in by Wyndham to the position of Fire Chief.
Bennett, who graduated from Northview in 1993, has been with the department for a little more than 17 years.
"I've been with the department 17-and-a-half years," Bennett said. "I started as just a regular firefighter and moved up to assistant chief. I was assistant chief for three-and-a-half years and then I had this opportunity and Brian presented it to me, and I thought it would be the thing to do."
During the ceremony, The City Hall Chambers was crowded with spectators, which included Bennett's family.
"I've been married for 10 years," Bennett said. "I've got a 7-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy, and they both go to school here in the city."
Bennett said he is comfortable with the team he has in place.
"I've got a good group of guys down there in the department," Bennett said. "They're pretty dedicated and the officers that I've chosen, that's the kind of team I need to support me and do this job for the citizens as best as I can, and provide safety.
"I want to get them the tools and the training they need to do the job."
The fire department's captains and assistant chiefs were also sworn in Thursday night.
Those also swore in included, assistant chiefs Robert Joe Bennett and Tobey Archer, as well as captains Roy S. Kellar, Robert Bell and William Moon.