Hall County Fire Services has promoted a brigade commander to the post of deputy fire chief.
Mark Arnold, a 28-year veteran of the department, was named deputy fire chief and will take the position immediately, according to a news release from the department.
“Chief Arnold leads by example, has a wealth of technical and administrative ability, the highest of moral character, a history of mentoring others and fostering cooperation of co-workers and is focused on improving the department throughout all divisions,” Fire Chief Jeff Hood said in a statement.
Former Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black retired last month after 31 years with the department.
In 2015, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle appointed Arnold to the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council. The council is responsible for the certification standards for all fire safety personnel.
“I am thankful for the opportunity afforded me by the fire chief to serve the citizens of Hall County in the capacity of deputy fire chief,” Arnold said in a news release. “This would not have been possible without the help and guidance of many people throughout my career.”