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The Official Website of the Chandler Arizona Fire Department

Chandler Fire Department Leadership Team

Chandler Fire Chief Jeff Clark


"As fire chief I can only be as effective as the team surrounding me.
The City of Chandler is fortunate to have such an experienced and
dedicated command team. I turn to these individuals on a daily basis
for their expertise and advice and rely heavily upon them to implement
my management philosophy organization wide. I rely upon them to
ensure the department mission is carried out through their areas of
responsibility. It is with great pride I represent this highly experienced
and capable command team."
                                                     Chandler Fire Chief Jeff Clark

Chandler Fire Department Assistant Chiefs
Chandler Fire Assistant Chief Kevin Bailey  

Kevin Bailey  *  Assistant Chief  *  Operations

Assistant Chief Kevin Bailey is in charge of the Operations Division and shares the responsibility of managing the 203 sworn personnel assigned to this division. Operations Division personnel respond to emergency medical incidents, fires, hazardous material and technical rescue incidents, and other emergency situations. Assistant Chief Bailey joined the Chandler Fire Department in 1982 and has 30 years of service with Chandler Fire. During his career he has served as a firefighter, engineer, captain, and battalion chief. He is certified as a Firefighter I and II and has held certifications as IEMT, IEMT-C, Paramedic, and Hazardous Materials Technician. Assistant Chief Bailey holds an associate's degree in Fire Science from Mesa Community College and is working towards completion of a bachelor's degree in Emergency Services Administration from Northern Arizona University.

Chandler Fire Assistant Chief Tom Carlson  

Tom Carlson  *  Assistant Chief  *  Administration

Assistant Chief Tom Carlson is in charge of the Administration Division of the Chandler Fire Department. Chief Carlson joined the department in April 1991. Prior to arriving in Chandler, he served 10 years on the Kenosha Fire Department in Wisconsin. During his career, Chief Carlson has served Chandler as a firefighter, captain, battalion chief, assistant chief, and as the Interim Fire Chief, and received certifications as Firefighter I and II, IEMT, Paramedic, and Hazardous Materials Technician. He has been both a Trustee and Vice President of IAFF Local 493. Chief Carlson has served on numerous department and City committees. He has a master's degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University, a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, and a bachelor's degree in Fire Service Management from the University of Maryland University College. Assistant Chief Carlson was recognized as Chandler Firefighter of the Year in 1998.



Chandler Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Tom Dwiggins  
Tom Dwiggins  *  Assistant Chief  *  Prevention & Preparedness

Assistant Chief Tom Dwiggins is in charge of the Prevention and Preparedness Division where he provides leadership and direction to the Fire Prevention Bureau and the Community Programs Divisions. He began his career in the fire service in 1991 as a firefighter in the U.S. Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Chief Dwiggins was hired by the Chandler Fire Department in 1998 and held the positions of firefighter, engineer, and captain before promoting to Battalion Chief. He served as a Trustee for Local 493 from 2007 to 2009. Chief Dwiggins holds a bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration and an associate's degree in Paramedicine. He was Paramedic of the Year in 2002 and 2004, Firefighter of the Year in 2007, and is a member of the Honor Guard.    

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