Salisbury finally has a permanent Fire Chief.
Richard Hoppes has been promoted from acting to the permanent fire chief after having lost two previous bids for the top spot.
In 2009 he south the job after the retirement of former fire Chief David See and again in 2012 when See’s permanent replacement quit.
At the time, the City Council majority rejected Hoppes despite Mayor Jim Ireton’s backing.
Instead, they agreed to allow him to continue on in an acting position.