Fire Chiefs

History
Records of Department officers start with the election of Chief Robert S. Mentrum in 1891. Those serving as Missoula Fire Department Chief or Assistant Chief since that time are:
Chief
Tenure
Robert S. Mentrum
1891 - 1898
T. Robert Burger
1898 - 1900
E. W. Walling
1900 - 1902
Albert H. May
1902 - 1910
A. K. Fox
1910 - 1912
Peter F. Loffnes
1912 - 1919
James T. Cranney
1919 - 1940
Arthur L. Quinn
1940 - 1947
Clare P. Kern
1947 - 1959
Herb Wohl
1959 - 1967
Robert E. Kelly
1967 - 1978
Jack Reed
1978 - 1980
Alfred J. Sampson
1980 - 1982
Burton K. Walsh
1982 - 1987
Charles H. Gibson
1987 - 1998
Robert C. Deeds
1998 - 2002
Thomas A. Steenberg
2002 - 2008
Michael L. Painter
2008 - 2011
Jason D. Diehl
2012 - present

Assistant Chief
Tenure
Jack P. Reed
1967 - 1978
Alfred J. Sampson
1978 - 1980
Charles H. Gibson
1980 - 1987
Marshall R. Kyle
1987 - 1998
Earl C. Hall
1999 - 2002
Michael L. Painter
2003 - 2008
Jason D. Diehl
2005 - 2012
Jeffrey W. Logan
2009 - 2011
Jeffrey L. Brandt
2011 - 2015
Chad Nicholson
2013 - present