For the second time in as many days there has been a promotion from within to fill a key public safety job in a western Massachusetts city.
Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz Wednesday appointed Duane Nichols the new Chief of the Northampton Fire Rescue Department. Nichols is a 28-year veteran of the department. He worked his way up the ranks to become assistant chief – the number two position in the department -- in 2007.
" We have an excellent organization, with a good group of ( firefighers) and equipment and we can build on that," said Nichols.