Yonkers mayor-elect names new fire commissioner

For the first time in 10 years, the Yonkers fire department will have a new leader.

Mayor-elect Mike Spano has named George Kielb as the city's new fire commissioner. Keilb is Spano's second official appointment since winning the mayor's race.

Keilb, a 32-year veteran of the department, began his career in 1979. In 1999, he'd was named the acting deputy commissioner after a series of awards and a heroic rescue of a fellow firefighter.

Chief William Fitzpatrick, who climbed the ranks with Kielb, was also strongly considered by Spano to replace retiring commissioner Tony Pagano. Outgoing commissioner Pagano said Kielb was a good pick and wished him luck in the department.

The city council must now vote on the appointment.

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