Command Staff

 

 


Fire Chief
Dennis Doan
cwilcox@cityofboise.org
Phone: (208) 570-6551

Chief Doan started his career with Boise Fire Department in 1991 as an entry level Firefighter. Dennis continued his service in the Operations Division as he advanced to the rank of Senior Firefighter in 1995 and then promoted to Captain in 2002. He was awarded Boise City Firefighter of the Year in 2003 for his work as a lobbyist for Idaho firefighters and received the American Red Cross 2004 Real Hero Award. He was President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho (PFFI) from 1999 to 2004 and lobbyist from 1997. Dennis was appointed Boise's fourteenth Fire Chief in the history of the Department on February 12, 2008 by Mayor Bieter and City Council. He has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Boise State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Business Administration degree from Northwest Nazarene University. While attending NNU, Dennis was invited and received into membership by Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society.


Deputy Chief Fire Marshal
Romeo P. Gervais III
rgervais@cityofboise.org
Phone: (208) 570-6567

Romeo Gervais joined Boise Fire Department in September 2011 at his current rank of Deputy Chief Fire Marshal. Romeo has 18 years of experience within the fire service, starting as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT in Rhode Island & Massachusetts. His career led into Fire Prevention during summer internships at Rhode Island State Fire Marshal's Office and the Phoenix Fire Department. He became a Fire Protection Engineer in Illinois before moving to Loveland, Colorado. In May 2001, he became Deputy Fire Marshal for Loveland Fire & Rescue and held that rank until his employment with Boise Fire. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His certifications include Firefighter II, Wildland Firefighter II, Haz Mat Operations, Fire Inspector II, Plans Examiner, Professional Engineer, Certified Fire Code Official and Certified Fire / Explosion Investigator. Romeo's role as Fire Marshal includes the management of the Fire Prevention Division. He conducts Plan Review and oversees Inspection and Fire & Cause Investigations.


Deputy Chief of Operations
Perry Oldenburg
poldenburg@cityofboise.org
Phone: (208) 570-6558

Perry Oldenburg began his career with the Department in 1991. Working his way through the ranks, he was promoted to Senior Firefighter in 1994. Perry was honored as Firefighter of the Year in 1997. He was promoted as Captain Firefighter in 2004. Perry served on the Union Local Executive Board from 1994-1996, then elected as Vice President in 1997. He served a two year term as Union President from 2000 to 2002. Perry earned a Fire Department Life-Saving award in 2005. He became Deputy Chief of Operations in February 2008. Perry supervises all Operations Division personnel and directs departmental programs such as Urban Interface, High Rise Buildings, Emergency Medical Services and is the liaison to Ada County Dispatch.


Division Chief of Operations
Brad Bolen
bbolen@cityofboise.org
Phone: (208) 570-6566

Brad Bolen joined the Boise Fire Department in June 2012 as the Division Chief of Operations, after completing a 20-year career with the U.S. Department of the Interior within the Bureau of Land Management’s Fire and Aviation program. Brad started his career as an entry-level fire firefighter for the Boise District BLM in 1992 and worked through the various programs, including Engines, Helitack, Smokejumping and Air Attack. In 2001, Brad accepted the position as the Boise District BLM Helicopter Crew Supervisor and held that position until 2004 when he accepted the position as a Battalion Chief and Safety Officer for the Boise District BLM. During his tenure as a Battalion Chief, Brad performed many additional assignments, which included BLM Great Basin Smokejumper, National Fire Safety Specialist Bureau of Indian Affairs, Division Chief of Fire Prevention and Mitigation for Boise District BLM, Air Attack Supervisor for Boise District BLM, Assistant to the National BLM Fire and Aviation Safety Manager, Assistant Fire Management Officer for Boise District BLM, Chairman of the Ada County Wildfire Steering Committee, and a member on National Type I and Type 2 Incident Management teams for 12 years. Brad manages the Boise Fire Department’s Operations Division. The program areas for this division include: emergency response, performance standards, all-hazards incident management team (IMT), wellness-fitness initiative (WFI), and critical incident stress management (CISM). Liaison roles include: Ada County dispatch center, BFD Pipes and Drums, BFD Honor Guard, and the City's special events committee.


Division Chief of Special Operations
Paul Roberts
proberts@cityofboise.org
Phone: (208) 570-6544

After serving in the United States Army, Paul Roberts began his career as a Firefighter/EMT in Ohio, working for Butler Township and Riverside Fire Departments.  While there, he went on to serve as a Lieutenant, Captain and Battalion Chief. Chief Roberts left Ohio after 14 years of service and began working for the US Forest Service as a firefighter in the Grand Canyon and for the Idaho City Interagency Hotshots.  He also worked for the Idaho EMS Bureau. Chief Roberts was hired by the City of Boise in late 2001 as Firefighter/ EMT and served as a Captain Training/Safety Officer. In the spring of 2012 Chief Roberts was promoted to the position of Division Chief of Special Operations.  As the Special Operations Chief, he oversees the department’s Airport Rescue Fire Fighting at the Boise Airport, Dive Swift Water Rescue, Hazardous Materials and the Technical Rescue Teams.  He also supports the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications and Office of Interoperable Communications, participating in numerous special and national events, including the Super Bowl.  In addition, he has supported the US Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology on technical projects.  He is also a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFECOM Emergency Response Council and serves on the City’s Incident Management Team III as the Communication Unit Leader.


Division Chief of EMS
Randy Howell
rhowell@cityofboise.org
Phone: (208) 570-6562

Randy Howell joined Boise Fire Department in March 2009 after completing a 20 year career with the Henderson Fire Department in Nevada. He has over 25 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services, working with Amarillo Medical Services in Texas, Mercy Ambulance in Las Vegas and most recently as EMS Division Chief with Henderson Fire Department. He earned his Fire Science Technology and Fire Service Management degrees at the Community College of Southern Nevada and a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Nevada. Randy is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and is the liaison to the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulances Services. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, National Association of EMS Physicians, National EMS Management Association and Idaho Fire Chiefs Association.


Division Chief of Training
Bob Kielty
bkielty@cityofboise.org
Phone: (208) 570-6564
Cell: (208) 570-6564

Bob Kielty joined the Boise Fire Department in August 2013 as the Division Chief of Training, after completing a 27.5 year career in the Nevada Fire Service. Bob started his career in 1982 as a Seasonal Wildland Firefighter with Truckee Meadows Fire District and, in 1986, was hired fulltime with NDF – Sierra Forest Fire Protection District, holding the ranks of Firefighter/Driver Operator, Fire Captain and Training Captain. For the past 10 years, Bob has worked for Central Lyon County Fire District and held the ranks as Battalion Chief and, most recently, the Assistant Fire Chief in charge of Operations/Training. Chief Kielty has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science Technology and is currently enrolled at Columbia Southern University. He is a certified NFPA 1021 Fire Officer IV, NFPA 1041 Fire Service Master Instructor, NFA Incident Safety Officer, and HazMat Technician/Specialist, including HazMat Incident Commander, NWCG Type III Incident Commander, NWCG Division Group Supervisor, and Strike Team Leader.  He has also successfully completed the requirements for S-520 Advanced Incident Management. In June 2011, Bob successfully completed the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO) through the National Fire Academy. Bob has been involved in Incident Management Teams for the past 20 years, most recently serving as a Type I Planning Section Chief on a National Incident Management Team. Bob manages the Boise Fire Department Training Division. The program areas of responsibility include: Budget, Training Plan, Wellness/Fitness Initiatives, Auto-visual program, Overall Safety, Recruit Academy, Training Records Management, Career Development, and Promotional Exams.


Division Chief of Logistics
Lance Carbone
lcarbone@cityofboise.org
Phone: (208) 570-6645

Lance Carbone joined the Boise Fire Department in September 2013 as Division Chief of Logistics. Lance began his fire service career in 1989 and attended the California State Fire Academy in 1991. Throughout his career, Lance has worked as a Structural Firefighter, Hotshot Crewmember and Squad Leader, Engine Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief and most recently as the Strategic Fire Planner for the Boise National Forest. Lance has been involved with Incident Management Teams for the past 13 years and is presently a Planning Section Chief Type 1 with a Great Basin National IMT. Lance has successfully completed all requirements for S-520 Advanced Incident Management and is currently NWCG-qualified for Incident Commander Type 3, Operations Section Chief Type 2, and Operations Branch Director. As Division Chief of Logistics, Lance provides management for all fire facilities, apparatus and equipment. Logistics provides operational support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Finance Manager
Kim Brown
kbrown@cityofboise.org
Phone: (208) 570-6565

Kim Brown joined the Boise Fire Department in June 2009. Kim has 10+ years of experience in various analytic and management roles in multiple industries. These roles include a Forecast Manager at HP, a Fund Manager at DBSI, a Senior Financial Analyst at Albertsons, and a Manager of Labor and Compensation Analysis at Station Casinos in Las Vegas. Additionally, Kim worked for a third party administrator for 6 years, administering union benefits for construction trade Trust Funds. Kim earned both her Bachelor's Degree of Science in Finance and her Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. Kim supervises the Accounting staff which provides A/P, A/R and payroll services. She is responsible for Administration, Budget, Contract Administration, Strategic Planning, Technology, Impact Fees, Workers Compensation, Policy and Procedures and General Orders.


Finance and Administration Manager
Anne Wescott
awescott@cityofboise.org
Phone: (208) 860-0133

Anne Wescott joined the Boise Fire Department in 2012 as the Finance & Administration Manager of a team of professional civilian employees who support both the Boise Fire and Police Departments.  Her team provides finance, budget, grant management, strategic planning, project management, court liaison, fleet management, and procurement/stores services for both departments. Prior to joining BFD, Anne was the President of Galena Consulting, assisting local government in improving performance and service delivery through strategic planning; program analysis; financial analysis and fee studies; capital infrastructure planning; project management and group facilitation.  Her government clients included over fifty cities, counties and state agencies in Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming. Before founding Galena Consulting, Anne was the budget and policy analyst for the Salt Lake City Council, and program development manager for the Salt Lake City Public Services Department.  She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Utah, where she published her Master’s thesis, entitled Impact Fees: Policy and Practical Implications for Utah Cities.