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Kamloops hires new fire chief from within fire department ranks

Kamloops Fire Rescue fire chief Steve Robinson's first day at work is today, Feb. 1 2021.
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February 01, 2021 - 11:32 AM

Kamloops has a new fire chief.

The City of Kamloops has confirmed in a media release today, Feb. 1, Steve Robinson has been hired as the new fire chief.

Robinson has been involved in leadership at Kamloops Fire Rescue since 2016 and has served as acting chief since chief Mike Adams retired in December, the City says.

“I’m humbled and honoured to have become a part of KFR’s long and proud tradition of serving this community,” Robinson said in the release.

He relocated from Surrey Fire Service where he was began as a firefighter in 1992. Before relocating to Kamloops, he was assistant chief in charge of operations, dispatch and the fire prevention office.

"The City is fortunate to secure chief Robinson in this position not only for his demonstrated leadership but along with his dedication to the fire service, team building skillset, and overall professionalism to lead as fire chief during these critical times," the City’s community and protect services director Byron McCorkell said in the release.

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