iBerkshires.com reports North Adams has a new fire chief with the appointment of Lt. Brent Lefebvre.
 Mayor Thomas Bernard made the announcement on Friday.
Lefebvre, a 12-year veteran of the force, will succeed Fire Chief Stephen Meranti who retired in January 2021 after more than 33 years of service. Meranti had continued in the role of chief until his replacement could be named.
Lefebvre holds an associates' degree in fire science from Mount Wachusett Community College and earned a bachelor of science in fire science from Ana Maria College in 2020. He served as a firefighter, lieutenant, and captain with the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department from 2001-2009. He joined the North Adams Fire Department in 2009 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2017.
Chief Lefebvre will be officially sworn in on Monday, March 22, with a public ceremony to follow at a later date.