The Town of Yarmouth has a new fire chief.
John Verrall has accepted the position of fire chief with the Town of Yarmouth. He comes to the town from Halifax, where he was employed as an Assistant Deputy Chief Director for HRM. He has also served as a District Chief with HRM. Verrall will assume the position on Sep. 23, 2013.
The position was vacated earlier this year when the town parted company with Shawn Ripley, who had been hired last summer to replace retiring chief Ken Kelly.
Deputy chief John Wainwright has been acting as fire chief in the interim since Ripley's departure in March.