BONHAM, Tex. (KXII) -- City Manager Sean Pate named Scott Ridling as Chief of the Bonham Fire Department, succeeding Brad Nichols who recently retired.
Residents and well-wishers are invited to a reception marking this promotion from 4:30 -5:30 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 20 at Bonham City Hall.
Riding, has been with the department since July 2012.
As a captain within the department Ridling has served as EMS Coordinator, Fire Marshal and City Plumbing Inspector.
Current plans call for him to continue as fire marshal and plumbing inspector while Bonham actively recruits a new full-time EMS Coordinator.
Ridling attended Firefighting School -- now known as Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology -- at Oklahoma State University and volunteers with the Colbert Volunteer Fire Department.