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Covington is looking for a new fire chief

Covington Fire Chief Mark Pierce
City of Covington
Covington Fire Chief Mark Pierce

After three decades of service, Covington Fire Chief Mark Pierce will retire at the end of March, a news release from the city says.

Pierce, 59, began his career volunteering with the Bromley Fire Department at age 15, according to the release. He joined Covington's department in 1995 and became chief there in 2018.

"I love Covington, and I love being a firefighter in Covington," Pierce said. "But wise people always told me, 'You'll know when it's time to leave,' and that time has come."

City officials say they've already begun the search for Pierce's replacement.

Nick has reported from a nuclear waste facility in the deserts of New Mexico, the White House press pool, a canoe on the Mill Creek, and even his desk one time.