Dominique Artis sworn in as new Dallas Fire-Rescue chief

The new chief at Dallas Fire-Rescue was sworn into the department's top job.

Chief Dominique Artis' began his career as a firefighter more than 20 years. He rose through the ranks and encouraged others to do so as well during his ceremony.

Chief Artis had uplifting words for those now under his command.

"We appreciate your service to this city. We don't take it lightly. I know how the public service life can be tough on you. It's stressful. But at the same time, I know that we're needed and we have work to do. And I leave you with this -- let's get to it," he said.

Artis is replacing former Chief David Coatney who resigned to take a job with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and City Manager T.C. Broadnax were also at the ceremony to congratulate Artis.