Nebraska asst. state fire marshall gets top job

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The assistant state fire marshal has been promoted into the top job.

On Wednesday the office of Gov. Dave Heineman said Jim Heine (HYE'-nee) would become fire marshal. Heine has been acting state fire marshal since January. He took over for John Falgione (fal-jee'OH'-nee), who retired on Dec. 28.

The 59-year-old Heine, of Lincoln, was assistant fire marshal for six years and a deputy state fire marshal for 17 years before that. The governor's office says Heine has been a volunteer firefighter for more than 30 years.

Heine's salary will be $74,000.

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