Chief's Message

I would like to welcome you to the Meridian Fire Department. As the second largest city in the state of Idaho and located in the heart of the Treasure Valley, we take great pride in providing exemplary service not only to citizens and visitors, but to our neighboring communities as well. This is demonstrated daily through a public service mentality that is the cornerstone of our success. This mentality could not exist without the full involvement of the entire team and is reinforced through our commitment to the fire service Labor Management initiative. This relationship with IAFF Local 4627, our Elected Officials, and the public has helped propel our department to higher standards and continued success. While we honor many traditions within the fire service, we also challenge ourselves to find better efficiencies and effective ways to get the job done.

Again, welcome to the Meridian Fire Department. We hope you will find our website informational and resourceful. Within this site, you will find information on our department, the programs we offer, and much more. If you have suggestions on how to provide you with better information, we would welcome your ideas, please contact us.

Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer

Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer
Fire Chief, Mark Niemeyer

Chief Niemeyer was born in Seattle, WA and graduated from Bothell High School. He attended Central Washington University where he completed his paramedic program. From 1993 to 2007 Chief Niemeyer worked both as a Field Paramedic and volunteer firefighter, and in 2007 left Ada County Paramedics as an EMS Battalion Chief after accepting the position of Deputy Chief of EMS for the Meridian Fire Department.

In 2010, Chief Niemeyer was named Fire Chief for the Meridian Fire Department by Mayor Tammy de Weerd and was confirmed by the City Council. Chief Niemeyer leads a team of 88 highly dedicated staff that provide exemplary service to the citizens of the City of Meridian and the Meridian Rural Fire Protection District.

The Chief has been involved in the City's Emergency Management and Preparedness activities, was a steering committee member for the City of Meridian’s Strategic Plan, and is a board member for both the Ada County/City Emergency Services System as well as the Southwest Fire/EMS Chiefs Association. Outside of Meridian, Chief Niemeyer is actively involved in local and state issues that involve the fire service. He is a past president of the Idaho Fire Chief's Association EMS Division, has served as a committee member for the National Fire Protection Agency, served as a District Director for the Idaho Fire Chief’s Association, and is currently Idaho’s representative to the Western Fire Chief’s Association.

Most importantly Chief Niemeyer has been married for 24 years to his wife Cheryl, with two incredible kids that he couldn't be more proud of.

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