The new Zanesville Fire Chief will be sworn into office next Monday. Public Safety Director Fred Buck says the swearing-in ceremony for Charles “Kevin” Thomas’ promotion to Fire Chief for the Zanesville Division of Fire will take place Monday October 29th at City Hall Council Chambers. Thomas replaces retiring Chief Craig Stemm. Thomas in September recorded the highest score on a civil service exam taken for the Chief’s position. Assistant Fire Chief Eric Waltemire will be promoted to Deputy Fire Chief at another ceremony at 2:00 p.m. Friday November 2nd at City Hall.