Sierra Vista fire chief earns state honor - Tucson News Now

Sierra Vista fire chief earns state honor

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Arizona FireChiefs Association has honored Sierra Vista Fire Chief Randy Redmond as theArizona Fire Chief of the Year.

Redmondearned the recognition for his ongoing efforts to increase firefighter trainingfunds, coordinate a statewide mutual aid agreement to allow fire agencies acrossArizona to work closely together, and spearheading a consolidation effort withFry Fire District to better serve the greater Sierra Vista community.

"The community can bevery proud to have someone of Randy's caliber serving as our fire chief, says ChuckPotucek, Sierra Vista city manager. "The fact that Randy is ‘home grown' showsthe professionalism that is embodied within our fire service right here inSierra Vista."

Redmond haslived in Sierra Vista for more than 40 years and started his career in the fireservice as a reserve firefighter with the City of Sierra Vista in 1982. Helater spent 12 years with Fry Fire District before rejoining the Sierra VistaFire Department as fire captain in 1997, advancing through the ranks to FireChief in 2008.

"It's anhonor to be awarded this recognition," Redmond said. "I'm privileged to workwith many professionals in the fire services and it's really about supportingeach other and supporting our communities."

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