Gibson takes the helm at KFD

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Fire Department new Chiefs Michael Gibson and outgoing chief Steven Goble, center, are surrounded by KFD personnel during the change-of-command ceremony at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building rotunda Friday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Ellen Ching of the county Office of Boards and Commissions, retiring Kaua‘i Fire Department Chief Steven Goble, new KFD Chief Michael Gibson and emcee Solomon Kanoho listen as Lady Ipo Kahaunaele performs the Invocation, Friday during the change-of-command ceremony at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building rotunda.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Circuit Court Chief Judge Randal Valenciano administers the oath of office to new Kaua‘i Fire Department Chief Michael Gibson Friday as Gibson’s wife Michelle assists at the change-of-command ceremony at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building rotunda.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    New Kaua‘i Fire Department Chief Michael Gibson accepts the KFD standard from retiring Chief Steven Goble as a member of the KFD Honor Guard stands by to assist Friday during the change-of-command ceremony at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building rotunda.

LIHU‘E — Witnessed by more than a handful of guests, including the full body of the Kaua‘i County Council, members of the county Office of Boards and Commission, Kaua‘i Fire Department and the Mayor’s Office, the change-of-command ceremony marked the first day on the job for new KFD Chief Michael Gibson, who was sworn in by Fifth Circuit Chief Judge Randal Valenciano and signed his oath of office Friday at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building rotunda.

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