Mayor Debbie Kling and the Nampa City Council have accepted the resignation of Nampa Fire Chief Phil Roberts, effective April 1, 2019.
Regarding his resignation Roberts said, “I believe at this time, it is best for me to be close to my family. With aging parents who need care and grandbabies that I want to hold close and love. I tender my resignation as Fire Chief of the Nampa City Fire Department.”
Mayor Kling said, “Chief Roberts’ visionary leadership has been a tremendous asset to the City of Nampa. We have appreciated his years of service to our community and wish him well.” Roberts began working with the City of Nampa as fire marshal in 2015 and has served as fire chief since December 2016.
Mayor Kling will recommend Deputy Chief of Operations Kirk Carpenter (pictured right) assume the role as fire chief for the City of Nampa at the regular council meeting on March 18, 2019. Under the leadership of Chief Roberts, Deputy Chief Carpenter has been mentored and is well capable of taking on this new responsibility. Deputy Chief Carpenter, who has been working in the Nampa Fire Department for nearly 21 years, said, “I am humbled and honored at the recommendation to be the next servant leader of the amazing men and women in the Nampa Fire Department and appreciate the council’s consideration of the Mayor’s recommendation.”