WACO, Texas — Editor's Note: The video in this story is about how Little River rebuilt its volunteer fire department.

The Waco city council swore in its new fire chief Monday morning in front of a small and socially distanced crowd.

Chief Gregory Summers becomes Waco's eighth fire chief in the department's more than 100 years.

Summers was previously the fire chief in Little Rock, AR for nine years. During his time there, the department received both ISO Class 1 and International Accreditation through the center for Public Safety Excellence.

According to the city, less than one percent of fire departments achieve both of those distinctions.

Summers takes over from interim Chief Kevin McGee.

The previous chief, Bobby Tatum, announced his retirement late last year.

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