Kimberley Hires New Fire Chief


The City of Kimberley is pleased to announce the appointment of Will Booth as the new Fire Chief, effective immediately. With an impressive background in fire and emergency management, Booth brings a wealth of experience and leadership to his new role with the Kimberley Fire Department.

Booth joined the fire department in 2016 as a Call Rank Fire Fighter. He was quickly promoted to Assistant Fire Chief just one-year later upon demonstrating valuable skills and abilities. As Fire Chief, Booth will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the department, including ensuring the safety and well-being of Kimberley residents. His expertise in fire prevention, emergency management, and risk assessment will be invaluable to maintaining a high standard of public safety. A life-long learner, Booth has committed to professional development and staying up-to-date on the latest advancements in firefighting and emergency management.

“We are very happy to have Will as our new Fire Chief,” said City CAO Scott Sommerville. “His experience, dedication and strategic vision makes him the ideal candidate to lead our fire department. We have complete confidence in his ability to ensure the safety of our community and to foster a culture of preparedness.”

“I am honoured to step into this leadership role and have the opportunity to work with the Kimberley Fire Department in this capacity,” said Booth. “I intend to drive the Department toward meeting the community's needs and look forward to working with everyone."

Booth can be reached at or by phone at 250-427-9687.