PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - Timothy McLaughlin, a 22-year veteran who
was the lead investigator into the monstrous Greenhalgh Mill
complex fire in November, has been named this city's new fire
chief.
The 41-year-old from Warwick was named to the post on Thursday
by Mayor James Doyle, The Times of Pawtucket reported. He will be
sworn in on Tuesday.
McLaughlin replaces James Condon, who retired in October. He'll
oversee the 145-member department's reorganization, including a
review of the city's six fire stations and its equipment.
"I want to look at one thing at a time and take it one day at a
time for now," McLaughlin told The Times. "I'll talk to the guys
and we'll go from there."
Mayor James Doyle said he was looking for someone who could
communicate with him, his employees and the public.
McLaughlin's father, John, was a Pawtucket firefighter, who
retired as a lieutenant in 1982.
There were three finalists for the job.

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