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Official Website of the Chandler Arizona Fire Department

A message from Chandler Fire Chief Jeff Clark

Chandler FH&M responds to a changing public safety and healthcare landscape

Roles and responsibilities evolve as community expectations grow and training expands capabilities
On behalf of the men and women of the City of Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department, 
I would like to welcome you to our website.

On June 22, 1937, the first meeting of the Chandler Fire Department was held. Initially staffed by volunteers, the Department’s first paid Chief was hired in 1953. In 1975 the Department added advanced emergency medical care by training three firefighters as paramedics. 
The Department has evolved since 1937 to become a internationally accredited agency that responds to a variety of calls with 12 front line apparatus and 187 line Firefighters. The department is trained, equipped and staffed with 131 paramedics to respond to medical emergencies, provide preventative health education and participate in community health clinics.

As the demand for services has changed, the name “Fire” by itself no longer fully describes the services provided. On July 27, 2014, the Chandler Fire Department became the Chandler Fire, Health and Medical Department.

This new name is appropriate for our ever evolving Department; a progressive, internationally accredited organization with a distinguished history of service to the community.

Thanks to the support of the Chandler City Council and city management team the department is well equipped and prepared to respond to all emergencies. Thanks to the dedication of the members of IAFF local 493 and the department's 16 Chief Fire Officers a successful collaborative working environment has enabled us to achieve a great deal of success.
Lastly, I am proud of the fact that we consider ourselves an integral part of the Chandler Community. Members of the department spend countless off-duty hours volunteering in the community. It is our sense of community that enables us to respond to community needs with empathy and compassion. Giving back to the community is our way of saying thanks. 

Chief Jeff Clark

Chandler Fire Chief Jeff Clark Biographical Information

Jeff Clark was appointed Chief of the Chandler Fire Department on October 1, 2008. In October of 2011, in addition to his Fire Chief duties, Chief Clark was assigned Assistant City Manager duties including oversight of the City's Neighborhood Services and Information Technology Divisions. Chief Clark has been with the Department since April of 1991. During his tenure he has held positions as Assistant Chief of Operations, Emergency Services Assistant Chief, response Battalion Chief, Emergency Medical Services Division Chief, Office of Disaster Preparedness Division Chief, Accreditation Manager, Hazardous Materials Technician, Paramedic, Captain, Engineer and Firefighter.

Chief Clark was designated as a Chief Fire Officer by the Center for Public Safety Excellence in 2007. He holds a master's degree in Administration from Northern Arizona University, a bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration and an associate's degree in Fire Science. Chief Clark has completed Arizona State University's Certified Public Manager program, is a graduate of Arizona State University's Fire Service Institute, completed Harvard University's Senior Executives in State and Local Government and holds several fire service certifications from the State of Arizona.

Chief Clark is a past President of the Arizona Emergency Services Association, a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, Arizona Fire Chiefs Association, the National Fire Protection Association and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He serves as a board member for the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association and is a former Governor appointed chairperson for the Arizona State Citizen Corps Council. He is also a Governor appointed member of the Central Region Homeland Security Advisory Council where he currently serves as the group's Chairman. He is a member of the Central Arizona Life Safety Council and serves on the group's Executive Committee.


Chandelr Fire Chief Jeff Clark    

"If I can ever be of service, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you for allowing us to serve."
Chief Jeff Clark