Jason Beam has been named the new chief of the Albertville Fire Department following the retirement of now former chief Brad Hix.
The Albertville City Council made a proclamation during a meeting Monday night officially appointing Beam to the new position.
“I would like to thank everyone who has taken their time to message or call congratulating me on becoming Chief of a great fire department,” Beam said in a statement posted to the fire department’s Facebook page. “I would also like to thank Mayor Honea and the Council for the vote of confidence. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with a great group of people within the city.” Beam took on the role of training officer in 2011, before being promoted to assistant fire chief and fire marshal in 2016. A new assistant chief and fire marshal will be named at a later date.