Madison fire department gets new chief

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 22-year veteran of the Madison fire department has been named its new chief.

Steve Davis replaces Debra Amesqua, Madison’s first female fire chief whose retirement was effective Tuesday. The 42-year-old Waunakee resident was among nine internal applicants.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports Davis and his friends would act as firefighters when they were kids, racing to fake calls on their bicycles while making siren sounds.

Davis says that’s all he ever wanted to do.