The City of Lewiston announced the appointment of Greg Rightmier as the new Fire Chief for the Lewiston Fire Department. Greg, who has served as Interim Fire Chief for approximately four months, brings a wealth of experience and a demonstrated commitment to the safety and well-being of our community.
Greg's journey to this position is marked by a distinguished career spanning nearly four decades. Starting as a dedicated firefighter, he advanced through the ranks, recently serving as Deputy Fire Chief. His exemplary administrative experience and unwavering leadership as Interim Fire Chief have been invaluable.
Mayor Dan Johnson expressed his confidence in Greg's appointment, emphasizing, "Greg Rightmier's dedication and expertise have been evident throughout his tenure. He is the right person to lead the Lewiston Fire Department into the future."
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VIDEO: It was a devastating fire that rocked the City of Twin Falls.
On the morning of April 12, 2022, a fire broke out at the Radio Rondevoo Event Center on Main Avenue West. By the end of the day, half of the city block was destroyed. The question remains, what happens next? As the building was enveloped in flames, over one hundred firefighters from several departments battled the blaze. Local development and real estate agent Alex Castaneda owned the property and said when he was called that morning he knew it was bad.
"You could see the smoke from Jerome," said Castaneda. Regarding the exact cause of the fire, the Twin Falls Fire Chief told me that private investigators are now involved. Castaneda says he believes the fire started on the northwest corner of the building and the official cause is still undetermined.
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