Burlington has a new fire chief.
Tony Bavota will take on the role, effective immediately.
He has been a deputy fire chief in Burlington since 2009 and is in his 18th year of employment with the city.
Bavota has also been an acting platoon chief, fire captain, acting captain, firefighter and infrastructure project manager.
Before joining the Burlington Fire Department, Bavota worked with the Guelph Police Service, as a constable and tactical response unit member.
He earned a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario in 2011, and holds a diploma in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts-Economics Degree.
Acting chief Dave Beatty is returning to his role as deputy chief.