LIHU`, KAUA`I (Ben Caxton) — The former head of Henderson Fire Department Steven R. Goble has been selected as a new Fire Chief for the Kauaâi Fire Department. Goble stood out among 67 other applicants for the position said Fire Commission Chair Alfredo Garces Jr. He has more than 25 years of experience in fire service and almost a decade in senior management roles. The County of Kaua`i and Kaua`i Fire Department looks forward to welcoming Chief Goble to the KFD family said Acting Fire Chief Solomon Kanoho. Goble retired in January 2016 from Henderson Fire Department after serving for over 25 years and was most recently the Executive Director of Emergency Management for the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. During his tenure as Fire Chief for the City of Henderson, the Henderson Fire Department consisted of more than 250 full-time personnel operating out of nine fire stations covering more than 105 square miles. The department responded to over 28,000 calls for service to its population of more than 290,000 and 600,000 annual visitors. Besides his roles as Fire Chief for the City of Henderson and Executive Director of Emergency Management for the Venetian Resort, Chief Goble has served as a Deputy Fire Chief, Division Chief of Special Operations, and Fire Captain. He holds a Masters of Arts in Homeland Security and Defense from Naval Postgraduate School, a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration from Grand Canyon University, and an Associate of Science in Fire Service Management from the College of Southern Nevada.