New Haven gets a new fire chief

Fire Chief Allyn Wright

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — It’s official. There’s a new fire chief in city of New Haven.

Chief Allyn Wright was sworn in this afternoon. Mayor Toni Harp did the honor around 3 o’clock. He has served as acting chief since March.

He takes over for Chief Michael Grant, who served as fire chief of the Elm City for 27 years. Wright made it very clear today he takes his new position at the busiest fire department in the state very seriously. “To my command staff and supervising officers of the New Haven Fire Service, I commit myself to empowering you and developing your potential as leaders. I believe responsibility must be accompanied by sufficient authority to accomplish a mission,” he said.

Forty-five new recruits also started today.

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