After five months without a fire chief ,Steubenville Thursday got a new leader.
Long-time assistant chief Carlo Capaldi was sworn in as the new chief replacing Terry English who retired in February.
The new assistant chief, two captains and a sergeant were also sworn in before a packed crowd at the Old Fort Steuben.
Carpaldi says the biggest challenge facing the dept is the diminishing the number of firefighters.
Carpaldi and the assistant chief will begin their new duties Thursday.