City: Longtime Napa Firefighter Named Chief

Mike Randolph, who has been acting Napa fire chief since Tim Borman retired in January, was selected out of 69 applicants and 15 finalists for the permanent position, according to this announcement from the City of Napa.


Longtime Napa firefighter Mike Randolph has been selected as the City of Napa’s new Fire Chief and will take over the duties of the position on June 23, 2012. Randolph was chosen from a field of 69 qualified applicants from across the western United States.

“I’m gratified to see that members of our management staff compare very favorably with the best candidates in an extensive search, “said City Manager Mike Parness. “Mike Randolph is a leader in the community and in his field and we’re lucky to have him moving up to the top spot in the Fire Department.”

After a thorough search, the pool of 69 qualified applicants was trimmed to 15, from which Randolph was selected based on his experience, training and job skills.

Randolph began training for the fire service after completing at Bachelor of Arts degree at Chico State in 1986. He began his career as a firefighter with the City of Napa in 1989. He was promoted to Fire Captain in 1998, then to Battalion Chief in 2000 and Division Chief-Operations in 2005. He has served as Interim Fire Chief since the retirement of Tim Borman in January 2012.

Among other accomplishments, Randolph is the chair of the Paramedic Program, chair of the Napa County Emergency Medical Care Committee, a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the California Fire Chiefs Association and a graduate of Leadership Napa Valley Class 18.

Source: City of Napa

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