Nampa Mayor Bob Henry said today that he will recommend Fire Marshal Phil Roberts as the next fire chief at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.
Roberts, who was hired as the fire marshal in June 2015, came from Murray, Utah, also serves as the department’s public information officer.
The Nampa City Council must approve Henry’s recommendation before the appointment is official. The meeting will begin at City Hall at 6:30 p.m.
“Phil Roberts impressed the selection committee,” Henry said, adding that it was a unanimous choice of the four-person committee. The committee was comprised of the mayor, Nampa Police Chief Joe Huff, Human Resources Director Tina Combs and Nampa Rural Fire District Commissioner Andy Petersen.
“Roberts had a good vision and he clearly sees what is needed in the department,” Henry said. “A survey of fire department members indicated leadership was important, and Phil has demonstrated those qualities.”
Roberts said he is excited to be given the opportunity to lead the Nampa Fire Department.
“We have a lot of great things happening in our department,” Roberts said. “We have great group of firefighters, and I'm privileged to get to be a part of that group. They provide a great and dedicated service to our community.”