Not long after he joined the Dalton Fire Department almost 20 years ago, Todd Pangle set his sights on being chief.
"I set goals for myself early on, and becoming chief was one of my goals," he said. "I wanted to continue and to build on the strong tradition of professionalism in our department."
The members of the Dalton Public Safety Commission (PSC) voted 5-0 Tuesday to name Pangle the fire department's next chief when the PSC met at City Hall.The City Council, which will set Pangle's salary, must still approve his selection.
Pangle will followChief Bruce Satterfield, who is retiring April 28 after 37 years with the department and eight years as chief.The department has a 2017 budget of $8.8 million with five stations and some 94 employees.The PSC oversees the fire department and the Dalton Police Department.
Pangle has served with the fire department since 1997. He has been deputy chief since 2015 and served as a battalion chief from 2012 to 2015.He says he will spend the next month working with Satterfield on the transition.
"I'll be doing what I've been doing for the past two years, working with Chief Satterfield and preparing myself for the awesome task that lies ahead," ...