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Midland fire chief accepts position with city of Round Rock

Robert Isbell (Source: City of Midland/Facebook) Robert Isbell (Source: City of Midland/Facebook)
MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

There will be a new face at the top of the Midland Fire Department. That's after Chief Robert Isbell was selected to become the new fire chief for the city of Round Rock.

Isbell will be starting his new position December 12 after six years serving as Midland's top fire safety official.

During his tenure, Midland saw an explosion of growth with thousands of people moving to the area.

In 2014, the City of Midland was able to attain the best possible rating in terms of fire safety, ensuring the best possible insurance rates for Midland homeowners.

In a statement, Chief Isbell said, "Midland has been a great community for me and my family. I am very proud of the department and specifically the individual passion the firefighters have shown for the organization."

Assistant Chief Chip Balzer was named the Interim Fire Chief until the Midland city manager selects Isbell's replacement.

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