A 26-year veteran of Andover Fire Rescue was sworn in as the department’s new chief on Tuesday.

Kyle Murphy, who has been deputy chief since 2017, replaces Michael Mansfield, who retired last week following a 90-day transition period beginning April 1.

Murphy’s career in fire service began in 1998, when he joined the Andover Fire Department as a full-time Firefighter and EMT. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2013, and to Deputy Fire Chief in 2017.

Mansfield took over the department in January 2007 and began addressing major issues, including substandard equipment, and low morale from a force that, at the time, had not had a new contract in three years.

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