Troy Hughes from Grand Island, Neb., stood out among five finalists invited to visit Los Alamos in late August to meet with county officials.
The in-depth process of interviews, examinations and evaluations eliminated all candidates but Hughes.
“I’m very excited — I think the Los Alamos Fire Department is one of the best in the nation,” said Hughes during an interview from Nebraska Friday. “I’m very honored to have been chosen to follow in the footsteps of two legendary fire chiefs — Doug MacDonald and Doug Tucker.”
Tucker served on the interview panel that selected Hughes.