Arlington Heights officials have promoted Andrew Larson to deputy fire chief following the retirement of Bernie Lyons.

Larson, a 20-year veteran of the fire department, has held a number of leadership roles, including battalion chief for a year, public education officer for five years and lieutenant for four years. He previously was an engineer and paramedic.

The Sycamore resident was sworn in at a village board meeting Monday by Mayor Tom Hayes.

Larson and fellow Deputy Chief Pete Ahlman report to Chief Ken Koeppen.