Alan Gardiner (Photo: City of Binghamton)

As Daniel Eggleston retires as Binghamton fire chief, Mayor Richard David has appointed an acting chief to oversee the department.

Eggleston's last day on the job was Monday. He retired after working for the fire department for 37 years.

David on Tuesday announced he has chosen fire marshal Alan Gardiner to serve as the acting chief.

Gardiner has been the city fire marshal for the past five years. He joined the department in 1997 after studying fire science and paramedic science at SUNY Broome Community College.

EARLIER: Binghamton Fire Chief Daniel Eggleston Plans to Retire

Eggleston last month informed members of the fire department that he was preparing to retire.

David thanked Eggleston for "his many years of service and leadership, which have helped establish the Binghamton Fire Department as one of the best in New York State."

FLASHBACK: Daniel Eggleston is congratulated by Mayor Richard David after his appointment as city fire chief was announced on March 22, 2016. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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