BRFD is getting a new fire chief

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Michael Kimble has served the local community as a first responder for 20 years.

On Thursday, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is giving Kimble a new job.

Kimble is the new Chief of the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

“Chief Kimble has demonstrated the importance of leadership and inter-agency collaboration on a national level during his 20 years of service to East Baton Rouge Parish. Most recently, he served as Incident Command for the federally sponsored COVID-19 vaccination site in Baton Rouge,” said Mayor Broome. “Chief Kimble will proudly lead our Baton Rouge Fire Department as it continues to provide Class 1 fire protection to the citizens of our city.”

Kimble has achieved much during his career including:

  • Baton Rouge firefighter
  • Zachary Fire Department firefighter
  • Fire investigator
  • Volunteer deputy chief
  • EBRSO deputy
  • USAR Task Force 2 member

“I am honored and humbled to be named the Fire Chief for the City of Baton Rouge. I would like to thank Mayor Broome for the trust placed in me to move our department forward,” said Chief Kimble. “Together, as a department, I am confident we will be successful.”

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