chestnut street fire

Manchester Assistant Fire Chief Andre Parent gets an update at the fire at The Parke Central apartments at 625 Chestnut St. in Manchester on May 5, 2021. Mayor Joyce Craig nominated Parent to succeed Dan Goonan as fire chief on Tuesday.

Manchester Fire Chief Andre Parent has informed city officials he will retire Sept. 1 after more than 34 years with the department.

Parent was appointed fire chief in New Hampshire’s largest city in May 2021, replacing Dan Goonan.