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Fire Chief Robert Edgar

The Fire Chief is appointed by the City Manager and is responsible for the professional management of the department.

Fire Chief Robert Edgar assumed this role in 2008 after 29 years with the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Fire Rescue Department, where he rose through the ranks from firefighter to assistant chief.

Edgar has experience in administration, EMS, training, fire prevention, operations and support. He spent many years in fire ground operations, as well as spending time in administration, where he oversaw the EMS division for the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Department. Edgar holds a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Cincinnati and an associate’s degree from Broward Community College.

He is a 1999 graduate of the University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute National Fire Service Staff and Command, a certified paramedic, and was originally certified as a firefighter in 1978.

Edgar is an active member of the Georgia Fire Chiefs Association, Southeast Fire Chiefs Association, National Fire Protection Association and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. In May 2015, Edgar earned the Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designation by the Commission of Professional Credentialing and, in December of the same year, earned the Executive Fire Officer (EFO) designation by the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.

Staff Contacts

Name Position Contact
Robert Edgar Fire Chief
Mark Stephens Deputy Fire Chief
Jennifer Stephens Fire Department Administrative Assistant