Meet the Chief
Mark Niemeyer currently serves as the Fire Chief of the Boise Fire Department. As the largest fire department in Idaho, and one of the fastest growing City’s in the Country, Chief Niemeyer leads a progressive group of 300 men and women who serve the City and surrounding community.
After moving to the Treasure Valley in 1997 and spending 10 years working for Ada County Paramedics, Chief Niemeyer was hired by the Meridian Fire Department as a Deputy Chief in 2007, and in 2010 was appointed as the fire chief where he spent the next 10 years. In 2020 Chief Niemeyer was appointed fire chief for the Boise Fire Department by Mayor Lauren McLean.
In addition to leading the Boise Fire Department, he is currently the Vice President of the Western Fire Chiefs Association. He is also active in the Treasure Valley, serving on the board of the Southwest Idaho Fire Chiefs Association, as well as the current chairman of the Ada County/City Emergency Services System.
Chief Niemeyer’s strength is his willingness to work with others, finding creative solutions to challenging issues, and creating partnerships to improve outcomes. He has remained a strong advocate for the continued improvement in firefighter safety and health, as well as a continued focus on meeting the ever-changing needs of the community he serves.