Meridian Mayor John Robert Smith has named Meridian Fire Marshal Jeff Homan to the post.
"My goal is to continue the progress that our department has seen in the last few years. We want to provide the best fire protection that we can for the citizens of Meridian. I want to improve on our fire prevention efforts. We want to educate the young and the elderly more into fire prevention ways to try and to make everyplace more fire safe," says Homan.
Chief Homan will replace Tim Miller who retired Wednesday. His appointment must now be confirmed by the City Council.