Mayor-elect Chris Jensen recently announced Assistant Fire Chief Matt Mitchell will be Noblesville’s new fire chief starting Jan. 1.
“With his nearly three decades of experience at the Noblesville Fire Dept. and leadership at the local, state and national levels in fire prevention and public safety, I’m proud to have Chief Mitchell continuing his leadership of Noblesville’s Fire Dept. as our next chief,” Jensen stated.
Mitchell has worked for NFD for 28 years, including 11 years as fire marshal.
During his time with NFD, Mitchell served on the city’s technical advisory committee, the Local Planning Wellhead Protection Team, the NFD Pension Board and the NFD Strategic Planning Work Group.
His duties as assistant chief included managing a $20 million department budget, coordinating hiring and promotion processes, maintaining department infrastructure and negotiating vendor contracts.
In his new role, Mitchell will work with Director of Public Safety Chad Knecht to ensure the city’s safety.
Mitchell has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marian University and a graduate certificate in public management from Indiana University. He is a graduate of the Indiana-American Water Collaborative 2014 Community Leadership Series and the 2012 Hamilton County Leadership Academy class. He also is an alumnus of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.
Mitchell is married to Michell. Tthey have four children and three grandchildren. More than 30 foster children have been part of their family during the last seven years. He is a member of Harbour Shores Church in Noblesville, where he serves as a deacon.