Mt. Vernon Fire Chief Sargent Seeking Input on How to Improve Department

Mt. Vernon Fire Chief Sargent Seeking Input on How to Improve Department

MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon’s new fire chief has been on the job for a handful of days now. Kevin Sargent, the department’s former assistant chief, was sworn in to replace Jim Brown Tuesday.

Sargent says over the coming weeks, he’s looking to sit down with his team and make some subtle changes to the department.

Sargent says he also wants to talk to community members about how residents think the department can be improved.