NEW MILFORD — Fire Marshal Karen Facey has resigned to take a job in the private sector.

She began her career in New Milford in April 2006 as Karen Alward. A Sherman resident, she had served as a volunteer firefighter in New Fairfield since she was 16. She holds a bachelors degree in fire safety from the University of New Haven.

Deputy Fire Marshal Brian Ohmen is manning the Fire Marshal’s office at this time. The town is searching for a replacement to Facey, according to Personnel Director Alan Chapin.