Socorro Hires New Fire Chief

Socorro Hires New Fire Chief
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 8:35pm

The Socorro City Council has decided who will be its first fire chief.

The city today hired Patrick Kelly, a former fire chief from Tucson.

Thursday, the city brought in four finalists for the job... including an El Paso Fire Dept. Veteran.

"I've run three different fire departments. I've managed large departments in Tucson, Arizona which had 750 employees and had a $75 million budget that I managed," said Kelly in an interview with NewsChannel 9 Thursday.

Patrick will receive $88,000 a year as his salary.

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