GRAYSON COUNTY, Texas (KXII) -- The Grayson County commissioners appointed a new fire marshal at their meeting on Tuesday morning.
Deputy Andy Brazie will now serve as the county's fire marshal and environmental officer.
Brazie was recommended for the position by Sheriff Tom Watt and Chief Deputy Tony Bennie.
"It is a big promotion and a big change," Brazie said.
Brazie says he has nearly thirty years of law enforcement experience and also served as the Southmayd fire chief.
"I have been an EMT for thirty years and joined the fire department to maintain those skills and worked my way up to chief," Brazie said. "Now here we are."
The fire marshal position became vacant in July when Kevin Walton and Kerry Price were fired and accused of forging documents regarding firefighter safety equipment.
Walton and Price were not charged with a crime.
"The fire marshal position is very important because he is our liaison between all of the fire departments within the county," Bennie said.
Brazie says as fire marshal he will investigate fire in the county and also focus on enforcing illegal dumping.