By Scott Harvey
Commerce – After cycling through a dozen applications and recently interviewing two finalists, the City of Commerce has officially named its next Fire Chief.
Brian McNevin comes to Commerce from Kimberling City, Missouri, where he served as Deputy Chief for the Southern Stone County Fire District.
According to a press release issued by the City, McNevin brings 34 years of experience in emergency services and emergency management, with several of those years accumulated here in Northeast Texas.
Prior to his time in Missouri, McNevin served as an EMT in Tyler, Fire Chief in Canton and a Firefighter/EMT in Kilgore. He's also served as Emergency Management Coordinator for Van Zandt County.
McNevin will become Commerce's fourth Fire Chief in 15 years.
He's scheduled to begin work July 28.