Todd Phillips was named chief of the Robertson Fire Protection District (RFPD) in July of 2022. Phillips joined the District in 1998 and was the deputy chief and fire marshal before becoming chief.

He was born and raised in north county, and his wife grew up in the fire district where her family still lives. Phillips’ career started as a medic with Christian Hospital. During this time, he got to know a Robertson firefighter who encouraged him to attend the fire academy. After the academy, he started as a firefighter/paramedic with the district and was promoted through the ranks to become chief.

Phillips holds an associate degree in Business Administration and is a state certified firefighter, paramedic, fire inspector, fire investigator, fire instructor and hazmat technician, International Association of Firefighters fire ground survival instructor and Fire Department Safety Officers incident safety officer.

Phillips and his wife of more than 20 years have four children whose active sports schedules keep the couple busy outside work. They also have a passion for caring for animals.