Powell River’s new Deputy Fire Chief says he’s thrilled to be back in his home town.

Rocky Swanson is into his second week on the job. He served in the military before returning to Powell River to take on the role of deputy with the department.

He says he’s had an incredible welcome to the community.

He says he’s wanted to work at the Powell River department since high school.

Swanson says he’s already been extremely impressed with the level of skill and experience in the department.