Thanks to the hiring of new Assistant Chief Gary Birch, they were able to officially promote interim Chief Brent Boydston to the Fire Chief position.
Boydston has 25 years of experience with the city.
Bentonville Mayor Bob McCaslin says that experience within the department made him the obvious choice.
"He had clearly made himself the leading candidate for Chief. He's a professional; someone we know that can take the department to the next level," McCaslin Said.
Boydston replaces former Chief Dan White, who retired in April.