Edmundston appoints new Fire Chief

The City of Edmundston has a new Fire Chief.

Mario L'Italien was appointed this week after serving as chief on an interim basis following the departure of Pierre-Damien Arel last January.

L'Italien has a wealth of experience, having served the department since 1984 as a firefighter, Lieutenant, Director, and Director of operations.

Earlier in his career L'Italien acted as an emergency medical technician.

He's actively involved in continuing education workshops and received his certification in Fire Management from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.