Bobby Miller

Deputy Chief/Shift Commander (ret) Mesa Fire Department

Bobby Miller retired from the Mesa Fire Department September 2009, after 30 years of service. During his career, Bobby spent 5 years as a BLS Captain on Ladder 201. He also was assigned to the Training Division as a Captain and eventually served in the position of Training Deputy Chief. Before retirement, Bobby worked in the roles of Battalion 201, Shift Commander, and East Deputy.

Bobby has served on two IFSTA committees developing training resources for Fireground Support Operations and Extrication Practices. He also has designed, developed and delivered many training topics such as "Developing an Effective Incident Action Plan", "Remembering the Eight Critical Fireground Factors", "Accurate Fireground Tracking", along with countless Tactical Workshops. Bobby maintains his passion for developing employees for promotion and developing strong Incident Commanders to reduce the risk to emergency personnel.

Bobby began as a faculty member with Mesa Community College in 1999 and has instructed courses in Apparatus, Hydraulics, Tactics and Strategies and Command Strategies for Major Emergencies.

Bobby has an AAS Degree in Fire Science from Mesa Community College.