Earlier this week, a new Zanesville Fire Chief was sworn in. On Friday the Deputy Fire Chief takes his place next to him.
Eric Waltemire was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief for the Zanesville Division of Fire earlier this afternoon. After being sworn in by Public Safety Director Fred Buck, Waltemire thanked his family and his fellow firefighters for their continued support throughout his years of service.
"I can't say anything but good things about them. The fire service is a brotherhood, you actually spend more time with them than your actual family at times and you know coming up through being taught things by different firefighters in the department I guess that's where that comes from and then the support they give you as you get promoted up through the ranks," said Waltemire.
Waltemire says he's proud to be named Deputy Chief and is looking forward to serving next to Fire Chief Kevin Thomas as they continue to serve the city of Zanesville.