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.