SVFD Chief receives Fire Chief of the Year award - Tucson News Now

SVFD Chief receives Fire Chief of the Year award

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SVFD Fire Chief Randy Redmond receives Fire Chief of the Year honor (Source: City of Sierra Vista) SVFD Fire Chief Randy Redmond receives Fire Chief of the Year honor (Source: City of Sierra Vista)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Fire Chief for the City of Sierra Vista, Randy Redmond has been named Fire Chief of the Year by the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA).

Chief Redmond has earned this distinction by his 'dogged pursuit of tough, long term goals and ongoing efforts to increase funding for firefighting training, coordinating, a statewide mutual aid agreement to allow fire agencies across the state to work closely together and spearheading a consolidation effort with Fry Fire District to better serve the greater Sierra Vista community,' according to a City of Sierra Vista release.

"The community can be very proud to have someone of Randy's caliber serving as our fire chief," said Chuck Potucek, Sierra Vista City Manager in a recent release. "The fact that Randy is 'home grown' shows the professionalism that is embodied within our fire service right here in Sierra Vista."

Homegrown is right, Redmond has been a resident of Sierra Vista for more than 40 years, beginning his career in the fire service in 1982 as a reserve firefighters for the City of Sierra Vista.  He also spent 12 years with the Fry Fire District, before returning to the SVFD as a fire captain in 1997, eventually becoming Fire Chief in 2008.

"It's an honor to be awarded this recognition," said Redmond.  "I'm privileged to work with many professionals in the fire services and it's really about supporting each other and supporting our communities."

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