Pool said he knew that the fire chief he was taking over for was not just any chief. He recognized that Allen held an extremely important place in the community and said he is not looking to replace her.
"I can't replace her, that's the thing," he said. "I'm not going to try to. I probably have some strengths that she didn't have and she certainly had a lot of strengths that I don't have. We're just trying to move forward. It's a new day. We don't want to forget her. She's made a lot of contributions here. Robin Allen is everywhere in Mineral Wells. There's no way to replace her."