EL PASO — The El Paso Fire Department appointed an interim fire chief Thursday afternoon.
Carlos Carmona, a 29-year veteran of the department, will be taking over for Otto Drozd in late November.
"The men and women in this department are excellent professionals and to be in charge of so many good people is part of that honor." Carmona said.
Carmona was one of six finalists the department considered before promoting the assistant chief to the interim role.
A permanent replacement is expected to be named within 90 days and will be from within.
Carmona will assume the interim role effective November 23rd, Drozd's last day.