Newton Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Steve Roberson has been accepted into the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.
The Executive Fire Officer Program is the premiere executive leadership development program in the American fire service, consisting of four graduate and upper-division-baccalaureate level courses. The acceptance rate for the four-year program is about 64 percent.
Chief Scott Metzler said Roberson’s acceptance into the program confirms his place in the very top tier of the fire service.
“I’m extremely proud of Chief Roberson’s continued pursuit of excellence,” Metzler said, “and I’m excited for the development opportunities this represents for him and for our department.”
Roberson has a bachelor’s degree from Friends University and is a paramedic/Registered Nurse. He has been with the Newton department since 1995.