City of Tyler welcomes new Fire Chief

TYLER - After a five month search the City of Tyler welcomes new fire chief.

David Coble of Fort Worth has been selected and will officially start on November 7.

Coble served as the executive assistant fire chief for Fort Worth for the past seven years and was the acting fire chief for most of 2015. He managed two of the department’s three divisions, including the Educational and Support Services division which includes the functions of training, EMS, supply, fire equipment services, fleet management, communications and emergency management.

The search for a new fire chief began when Fire Chief Tim Johnson, a 35-year veteran retired in April, 2016.

Forty-five individuals applied for the position. The candidate pool was narrowed down to eight semi-finalists in early August, following a rigorous initial interview.

“The decision was difficult one as each finalist is extremely accomplished,” said City Manager Ed Broussard. “After the vigorous interview process, we believe that the best candidate for fire chief for the City of Tyler is David Coble who will provide an exceptional level of service to our citizens.”

(© 2016 KYTX)


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