Idaho resident Kyle B. Lindsay has been hired as Logan’s new fire chief, Mayor Randy Watts announced today. Lindsay will fill the position left vacated by Mark Meaker earlier this year after he announced his retirement. Lindsay is a graduate of Blackfoot High School in Idaho and has attended Dixie College in St. George and Ricks College in Rexburg. He currently is enrolled in a fire service administration program at Idaho State University and will finish that degree next semester. According to a press release issued by the city, Lindsay has worked in the fire service for 16 years, 14 of those as a full-time professional firefighter. He has worked as an elected official also for seven years as the Bingham County Coroner in Blackfoot. He reportedly also has attended many years of training, ranging from a certified arson investigator to full semester long courses which include fire hydraulics, legal aspects in the fire service and incident command structure. He worked for the Blackfoot Fire Department in the position of Lieutenant/Paramedic and supervised as a shift commander from 1995 to 2008. His responsibilities were to supervise as a shift commander respond to and mitigate all manner of emergencies, train personnel and procure equipment. From 2002 to the present he worked for Bingham County, Blackfoot, Idaho as the Bingham County Coroner, Blackfoot, Idaho. His responsibilities are to investigate all unnatural deaths and accidental death, work as a department head developing and managing a budget, shift coverage and work as an elected official. From 2008 to the present he worked for Air Idaho/Omniflight as a Flight Paramedic. His responsibilities are to provide care and transport to critically injured or sick persons via fixed wing aircraft or helicopter. From 2008 to the present he has also worked for the Idaho National Laboratory Fire Department in Idaho Falls in the position of Emergency Medical Services Officer. His responsibilities are to manage every aspect of the ambulance program, maintain credentials and training for 100 plus EMS providers, maintain ambulance/fleet development, maintain EMS budget, purchase new equipment and apparatus, respond to and mitigate EMS and fire calls as Incident Commander. Lindsay will begin working for Logan City on June 21, pending approval of his hire by the Logan Municipal Council.
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