JEROME, Idaho (KLIX)- The City of Jerome hired a new fire chief after its last one resigned amid controversy. The city announced they have given the top spot to current Deputy Fire Chief Tom Hughes. Former Chief Jack Krill resigned earlier in September. Hughes was chosen out of the 37 applicants to the position. Hughes has worked in the fire service for more than 15 years. He has worked as a firefighter and emergency medical technician in New Jersey, Connecticut and recently in Oklahoma. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration, bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Fire and Arson Investigation.