The City of Valdosta announced their new Fire Chief of the Valdosta Fire Department Tuesday morning.
Freddie Broome, currently the Assistant Fire Chief in Winston Salem, North Carolina, will assume his duties as Valdosta's Fire Chief on March 10.
City Manager Larry Hanson said the city conducted a national search to find the best professional to lead the VFD. Hanson also said interest in the position was very high.
In a press release sent by the city of Valdosta, According to Hanson, "the feedback he received from the six Fire Chiefs on the panel, various references, and others who either know or have worked with and for Chief Broome were highly supportive of him.
References, co-workers and supervisors all describe Chief Broome as an impressive individual who is calm under pressure, team oriented, honest and dependable, an effective listener, trustworthy, someone employees want to work for, impeccable personal and professional ethics, with an inclusive and participatory management style."