On Monday, Oct. 17, The Twin Falls City Manager will recommend to the Twin Falls City Council the appointment of a new Fire Chief. Travis Rothweiler, City Manager, said that after an extensive selection process that included city staff and members of the community, he will recommend that Tim Soule be appointed to the position of Fire Chief.
Soule currently serves as Deputy Chief of the East Fork Fire Protection District in Minden, Nev. He was selected as a single finalist out of three semi-finalist candidates for the position, who were interviewed by fire department staff, city staff, and community members.
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Soule has more than 25 years of experience in fire and emergency medical services. Prior to serving as the Deputy Chief in Minden, Nev., Soule served as the Assistant Chief of the Kalispell Fire Department, EMS Director for Flathead County Emergency Management, and the Clinical Supervisor for AWARE, Inc. and Youth Dynamics, Inc. in Kalispell, Mont. He earned his Master of Science and B.A. from Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, and has completed the United States Fire Administration Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy.
The City of Twin Falls received applications from interested individuals throughout Idaho and the United States. That semi-finalist candidates were selected based on their qualifications in emergency management, leadership, and community involvement. The candidates were then interviewed by a team of individuals comprised of the city’s executive staff and city council.
“We are fortunate that we were able to work with a very qualified pool of applicants, and in this case we feel that Tim Soule would be the best fit for our fire department and our community,” said Brian Pike, Deputy City Manager of Public Safety.
If the recommendation is approved by city council, Soule will begin service with the Twin Falls Fire Department on Oct. 18. The position of Fire Chief was previously held by Ron Clark, who retired after 40 years of service with the Twin Falls Fire Department.