Milwaukee's New Fire Chief Sworn In

Doug Holton was sworn in Monday, becoming the city's 15th chief.


MILWAUKEE --

Milwaukee now officially has a new fire chief.

Doug Holton was sworn in Monday, becoming the city's 15th chief.

Holton grew up in Milwaukee and spent 25 years on the department before taking over as chief in St. Paul, Minn., four years ago.

One of his priorities is bringing down the fatality rate.

Holton said he plans to look at fire prevention efforts, inspections and quality of life.

"Not only for the citizens, but for my firefighters too. I want to make sure my firefighters know that if they're about to enter a dangerous building, what's the danger. We want to make sure," Holton said.

Holton takes over for William Wentlandt who was not rehired as chief.