David Hoback said he looks forward to taking charge of the department's direction.
David Hoback, who started working as a city paramedic 22 years ago and rose through the ranks, has been named chief of Roanoke Fire-EMS.
Hoback, 44, had been acting chief since July 2005, when former chief Jim Grigsby became acting assistant city manager for operations. Hoback's promotion was effective Monday and announced Tuesday.
He said he looks forward to taking charge of the department's direction and addressing its challenges, such as how to go about replacing aging facilities.
"I want to move the department forward," Hoback said Tuesday. (Read More)