New Bern now has a permanent fire marshal with the appointment of Danny Hill, Jr.
Hill had been acting fire marshal since last year. He brings 18 years experience to the job, the last six as New Bern's fire inspector.
As fire marshal Hill will be responsible for supervising all fire code enforcement and implementing the city's fire prevention inspection program.
“Danny has done a superior job as acting fire marshal for the last nine months, and the city recognizes his passion and commitment to public service,” said Bobby Aster, Fire-Rescue Chief. “We are pleased to announce this appointment and are confident he will continue to serve the city well.”