PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s largest city is getting a new chief of a fire department that has 234 professional and civilian firefighters.

Jerome LaMoria will be sworn in today as the 14th fire chief for the city of Portland. LaMoria was unanimously confirmed by the Portland City Council on Dec. 17.

LaMoria’s father, Norman LaMoria, will pin on the new chief ’s badge at the City Hall ceremony following his taking the oath of office. Norman LaMoria served Newfane, Vt., for 50 years as a firefighter and fire chief.



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