The City of Asheboro’s newest fire chief took his Oath of Office during the Asheboro City Council meeting on Thursday.
Chief Willie Summers was joined by family members as he was formally welcomed by Asheboro Fire Department staff, City Manager John Ogburn and Mayor David Smith.
Also in attendance were firefighters from Charlotte, where Summers most recently served as Battalion Chief.
“He joins us from the Charlotte Fire Department where he has 32 years of experience,” Ogburn said. “Halfway through the interviewing process, we all put our books down and said, ‘We need to hire this man.’ He was our number one choice.
“He brings a wealth of experience,” Ogburn added.
Summers holds degrees from Wayne State University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Grand Canyon University. He is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program.