Former Williams Lake fire department fire inspector and deputy fire chief Des Webster has assumed his new role as director of protective services and fire, following the retirement of Randy Isfeld.
Webster joined the WLFD in 1994 as a paid on-call fire fighter, and started full time as fire inspector with the rank of captain.
He was promoted to assistant chief in 2006 and to deputy chief in 2008, and hired as the director of protective services this summer.
“Most people strive to retire at the pinnacle of their career, I am no different,” Webster said.
“However, to be able to fulfill that aspiration within my home department, where I have spent my whole career, is an added bonus.”
Isfeld joined the WLFD in 1976, and was a volunteer firefighter for 10 years before joining the department full-time. He became fire chief in 2008.
“I’ve had a tremendous career with the fire department,” Isfeld said.
“The members and the staff are like family, and I will miss working with them every day.”