City Announces Interim CSFD Fire Chief

Mayor Steve Bach has announced the interim fire chief for the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

Deputy Chief Tommy Smith will serve temporarily as fire chief while the city conducts a nationwide search for former chief Rich Brown's replacement.

Brown announced his retirement last week.

“Tommy is already a leader in the Colorado Springs Fire Department and will be a great asset to the department during the transition. His experience will serve the city well during this interim period,” Bach said in a statement released Monday.