Baton Rouge, La. — December 23, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that Michael Kimble will serve as the new Chief for the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Kimble has been a first responder in East Baton Rouge Parish since 2001, serving with Baton Rouge and Zachary Fire Departments as a firefighter, fire investigator, and volunteer deputy chief. He has also served as a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office since 2009 and a member of USAR Task Force 2, which deploys to disasters throughout the country.
“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.”
“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.”