By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected]
City Manager Mark Jinks officially named Corey Smedley fire chief of the Alexandria Fire Department on Monday, according to a news release. Smedley is the first African American permanent fire chief in the city’s history.
Smedley has served as acting fire chief since former Chief Robert Dubé retired in June. He joined AFD as deputy fire chief of emergency management and homeland security in 2015, according to the release.