Longtime Council Bluffs firefighter Justin James is set to be the city's next Fire Chief.
Mayor Matt Walsh announced his decision to name James the new Fire Chief on Monday; however, the appointment still needs to the seal of approval from the City Council.
A special meeting is set for Thursday at 4 p.m. to confirm James. Once that happens, Friday will be his first official day as Chief.
James has been with the department since 1999. He replaces retired fire Chief Alan Byers and Interim Chief Larry Wohlers.