LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Lynchburg City Manager Bonnie Svrcek announced Monday that Gregory (Tex) Wormser will become Lynchburg's Fire Chief.
According to the City Manager, Wormser was appointed Acting Chief upon the retirement of Fire Chief Brad Ferguson.
Wormser began working for the Lynchburg Fire Department in 1995 as a Firefighter Paramedic and rose through the ranks, holding several leadership roles including Battalion Chief, Fire Marshal, and Deputy Fire Chief.
"Greg brings fresh new leadership to the department and I am extraordinarily proud of him as he emerged as the top candidate from a pool of 30 applicants," said Svrcek. "He is well respected in the community among his colleagues in public safety."
"I am excited about this opportunity, and I am deeply honored to have been chosen to lead such a great organization into the future," said Wormser. "The employees of the Lynchburg Fire Department do remarkable work in this community, and I am privileged to be a part of it."
Wormser will assume Fire Chief duties on February 21.