Garry Spain of Wendell, North Carolina has been hired as Fire Chief for the City of North Myrtle Beach. He will begin work on April 20th. He succeeds Tom Barstow, who served the city for 34 years before retiring on February 20th.

As Assistant Fire Chief for the City of Raleigh Fire Department, Spain oversaw strategic planning, fire station design and construction, purchasing of equipment and firefighting apparatus, and fleet maintenance.