One month after the city’s fire chief announced his upcoming retirement, a new fire official has been appointed to fill his seat.
The board of fire commissioners voted Monday to promote Assistant Fire Chief Brian Rhodes as the new chief of Nashua Fire Rescue effective April 1, 2018. He will replace Chief Steven Galipeau, who is retiring on that day.
“I am profoundly grateful for this opportunity to be able to have the confidence of the elected board who oversees this great department in this great city. It is truly humbling,” Rhodes said Tuesday of his new appointment.
Rhodes was hired as a city firefighter in 1987, and advanced to lieutenant in 2000 and captain four years later. He was promoted to deputy chief in 2011 and assistant chief in 2015.