*Photo Kimmerling 1 (City of Orange Beach)
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Mike Kimmerling has been appointed Fire Chief of the City of Orange Beach Fire Department after serving as …
Mike Kimmerling has been appointed Fire Chief of the City of Orange Beach Fire Department after serving as interim fire chief since June when Chief Justin Pearce retired.
The Orange Beach city council voted unanimously during their final council meeting of the year on Dec. 12.
Kimmerling came to Orange Beach after 27 years with the Bloomington, Illinois Fire Department where he began his career as a firefighter and was the first paramedic hired by the department in 1987. His last five years in Bloomington he served as Fire Chief.
Initially hired by the City of Orange Beach in the Coastal Resources Department as one of the first Beach Ambassadors he was promoted into a fulltime role as supervisor for the Leave Only Footprints program. Kimmerling later interviewed for the City of Orange Beach Fire Department’s Deputy Fire Chief position and began with the department in January 2018.