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City To Interview Three Finalists For Tallahassee Fire Chief

There are now three finalists for Tallahassee Fire Chief, including current Deputy Chief Wes Roberts.

The three will be interviewed by the city manager next week.

They are: Christopher Armstrong, Deputy Fire Chief in Miramar, Florida, Niles Ford who was most recently fire chief in Lincoln, Nebraska and Wes Roberts, the current Deputy Chief at the Tallahassee Fire Department.

Interviews are set for next Tuesday, November 12.


Letter from Dee Crumpler, Interim Assistant City Manager:

As promised, I wanted to share with the Department Members an update on the Fire Chief hiring process. As the result of interviews conducted this past Friday by two separate and independent committees, comprised of a Citizens/Executive Team and Employee Team, the City Manager has requested individual interviews with three candidates.

The individuals selected for interviews to be held this coming Tuesday, November 12th are as follows:


  1. Mr. Christopher Armstrong - has served since 1988 in various ranks with the Miramar, Florida Fire Department and currently holds the rank of Deputy Fire Chief.

  2. Mr. Niles Ford Ph.D, - has served in the City of Bessemer, Alabama Fire Department, the Fulton County, Georgia Fire Department and served as the Fire Chief of Lincoln Nebraska from 2007 to 2011. Dr. Ford also served a short time as the City Manager for the City of Chamblee, Georgia from 2011 to 2013.

  3. Mr. Wes Roberts - served with Panama City Beach Fire Department, prior to coming to the Tallahassee Fire Department in 1989, where he has held various positions and currently holds the rank of Deputy Chief.

In the event you have any questions, please feel free to email me or call me on my cell phone at 933-8690. Thanks.....have a great day......and be safe!

With Regards,

Dee Crumpler
Interim Assistant City Manager
Safety & Neighborhood Services

300 South Adams Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301-1731
Office Phone 850-891-8328
Dee.crumpler@talgov.com


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