Following the retirement of Fire Marshal Brian Greer, the Iowa City Fire Department has named Troy Roth as Fire Marshal.

Fire Marshal Roth is a 21-year veteran of the Iowa City Fire Department, where he most recently served as captain. As Fire Marshal, Roth's primary focus is community risk reduction. Duties of the Fire Marshal's office include:

  • Fire investigation
  • Ensuring all commercial buildings are in compliance with the International Fire Code
  • Inspecting construction sites to ensure compliance with approved plans
  • Coordinating commercial inspection efforts

The most important duties involve public education. Fire Marshal Roth supports all of the Iowa City Fire Department's outreach efforts, including Fire Prevention Week programs, Fire Safety Trailer events, assisting the community's aging population with smoke alarms, and engaging with community groups through fire safety talks.

Date of publication

Wednesday, December 28, 2022