COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Fire Department has a new Fire Chief.
Randy Royal was sworn in Monday by Mayor John Suthers.
Chief Royal has been a member of the Colorado Springs Fire Department for more than 34 years. He has also worked in emergency services for more than 42 years, previously working with a volunteer fire department and private EMS transport agencies.
"Today, 34 years ago is when I stepped into the fire academy, on this day 34 years ago,so that's pretty cool. It's a great department, I'm excited about it! We have a lot of work to do but in a good way. We don't really have anything bad going on, we can just be moving on in a positive direction," Royal said.
Deputy Chief Jayme McConnellogue was also sworn in Monday. She is the first woman to be a Deputy Chief in the department.