Superior’s Police and Fire Commission has selected the city’s next fire chief.

Battalion Chief Scott Gordon has been appointed to fill the post that will be vacated by Fire Chief Steve Panger at the end of the month.

Gordon has been with the fire department for 27 years, 11 as battalion chief.

Panger announced his plan to retire in July after 26 years with the department.

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In searching for his replacement, the Police and Fire Commission considered internal applicants only for the top post in the Fire Department.

Gordon steps into his new role Oct. 1.