New fire chief named
City Manager John Szerlag has hired Timothy Hayes as Cape Coral’s new fire chief. Hayes is the deputy chief of Operations for Gainesville Fire Rescue. He was selected from a group of five finalists.
“I am excited that Tim Hayes has agreed to join our organizational family,” said Szerlag in a prepared statement. “I have all the confidence that he will perform in a high-quality, functional and professional fashion; one that fits the culture of our organization.”
Hayes has been an employee of the City of Gainesville since June 1987. During his last 24 years, he served the City of Gainesville as a Paramedic/Firefighter, Training Specialist, Driver Operator, Lieutenant, District Chief, Training Chief, Assistant Chief of Fire Safety Management, and Deputy Chief of the Risk Reduction Bureau.
Hayes will start with the city on April 8. His salary is $125,000.
Source: City of Cape Coral