Interim Fire Chief Mike Randolph promoted

2012-06-15T16:30:00Z 2012-06-15T16:37:50Z Interim Fire Chief Mike Randolph promotedStaff report Napa Valley Register
June 15, 2012 4:30 pm  • 

Interim Napa Fire Chief Mike Randolph was selected from among 69 applicants to run the city’s fire department, City Manager Mike Parness announced Friday.

“I’m gratified to see that members of our management staff compare very favorably with the best candidates in an extensive search,” said 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.”

Randolph was selected based on his experience, training and job skills, the city manager said in a new release.

He succeeds Tim Borman, a Napa native who was also promoted from within the ranks to be fire chief. Borman retired last winter.

Randolph, who got a bachelor’s degree from Chico State in 1986, 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 January.

Randolph is the chair of the Napa Valley College 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.

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(6) Comments

  1. anativenapkin
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    anativenapkin - June 15, 2012 4:21 pm
    Congrats Mike! Napa is so fortunate to have you!
  2. glenroy
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    glenroy - June 16, 2012 7:03 am
    Let’s hope someone take the lead in bringing the FD into the 21st century.

    Scheduling is beyond outdated the FD should have the same scheduling as the PD for starters.

    Public employee benefits are $700 billion underfunded; firefighters today stand no chance at a decent retirement without massive restructuring.

    This isn't hard to figure out just look at Wisconsin and compare it to New York....there are just two ways to go.
  3. Resources542
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    Resources542 - June 16, 2012 12:05 pm
    Glenroy: Are you suggesting that the FD is "outdated" based upon their scheduling structure? It would absolutely be ridiculous and inefficient for the FD to go from 48 hour shifts to 12 hour shifts. Have you worked for the PD or a Fire department? I consider your comment an insult to current and past FD management. Also, in the past you have stated something along the lines that public pensions need to be reformed because they are excessive, now you're saying they are insufficient? The issue of underfunded benefits is different than their actual retirement (PERS). Everything is underfunded these days in California.
  4. frelxk
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    frelxk - June 16, 2012 2:53 pm
    He will be making overt $200K plud, medical, plus dental, plus vision plus a monstrous retirement at age 50 that the taxpayers cannot afford. He is a member of the nuvo riche 1%ikn this country. Why isn't the Occupy crowd standing in his driveway? Probably because he lives somewhere withing flight distance in his G5 jet so he just wings in on his sleep in days with the boys.
  5. BV_Mom_Tina
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    BV_Mom_Tina - June 17, 2012 7:28 am
    I am very happy for Mike and our city. He will be a great leader for the NFD.
  6. Jane Eyrehead
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    Jane Eyrehead - June 18, 2012 10:01 pm
    Mike Randolph is a great choice to head the fire department.
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