The City of Chandler, Arizona, Fire Department is an all-hazard response agency that has been trained to mitigate emergencies involving fire, hazardous materials, technical rescue (including rope rescue, swift water, building collapse, and trench rescue), and weapons of mass destruction. Emergency medical services and medical response also are a fundamental responsibility of the Chandler Fire Department, and providers respond to a wide variety of medical calls, ranging from minor medical assistance to life-threatening events. Due to the staffing employed by CFD, firefighters are able to initiate and maintain continuity of care from initial contact through patient arrival at the hospital.
Chandler Fire is continually reassessing deployment, operational strategies and support functions to ensure we have the optimal ability to provide the best customer service possible.
Chandler Fire Chief Tom Dwiggins
Chief Tom Dwiggins was hired as a Chandler firefighter in 1998. Since that time, he has filled every sworn position within the Department, being promoted to the Chief Officer ranks in 2009 and Assistant Chief in 2014. He was selected as the City's fifth Fire Chief in May 2016. Chief Dwiggins has earned the Chief Fire Officer designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence and he has completed the Fire Service Executive Development Institute of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Chief Dwiggins is a veteran of the Air Force, holds an Associate’s degree in Paramedicine, a Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Administration, and recently completed his Master’s degree in Leadership.
Honor Guard and Pipes & Drums
Chandler Fire Department's Honor Guard and Pipes & Drums were established to pay tribute to firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This dedicated group of men and women represent Chandler at ceremonies and events that honor fallen firefighters around the State of Arizona and the nation. Both units are comprised of volunteers from within the Department who participate in countless hours of drills, ceremonial practices and rehearsals. For more information on the CFD Honor Guard or Pipes & Drums call 480-782-2120.
Public Safety Memorial Plaza
This memorial honors police officers and firefighters who died while serving their community. Created by artists Jesus and Adan Romo, the memorial features two larger-than-life bronze sculptures – one representing police officers and one representing firefighters. The sculptures titled "To Protect & To Serve" each sit on granite walls. On the back of each wall is the logo of the respective department, a prayer, and the names of Chandler officers and firefighters lost in the line of duty. Fortunately, there are no names to list on the Chandler Fire Department Memorial. Sadly, four Chandler Police Officers have died in the line of duty. The memorial is on the east side of Chandler Fire headquarters, 151 E. Boston St.
September 11th Memorial
A steel beam from the World Trade Center in New York City was incorporated into a permanent memorial that is located at Chandler Fire Headquarters. The CFD obtained the beam from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The memorial commemorates the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on New York City and Washington, D.C. The design of the memorial is intended to incorporate elements that represent the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and the Pennsylvania field where Flight 93 crashed.
Chandler Firefighter Charities
Chandler Firefighter Charities is a nonprofit organization established in 1994 by a group of City firefighters who recognized that our citizens frequently need services beyond fire suppression and emergency medical care. The organization helps people in the aftermath of an emergency by providing money for food, clothing, shelter, and other needs. The fund is managed by the Local Board as elected by the members. To make a contribution to the Chandler Emergency Relief Fund call 480-782-2120.
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