RETIRED DHFD FIRE CHIEF EAGAN PASSES AWAY
On Sunday, October 14, 2018, Retired Chief Ron Eagan passed away in Tucson. He is interred in his home state of Oklahoma. Chief Eagan moved to Tucson and the District at the request of his friend, and the District’s Chief at the time, Chief Tom Barnett. Chief Eagan was appointed Fire Chief upon the passing of Chief Barnett in 1996. Chief Eagan brought his knowledge, experience and passion to the District and was instrumental in guiding us forward. His kind nature and caring attitude had a significant impact on those of us that were fortunate enough to work for him. Some of you may have met Chief Eagan over the years as he would stop by when he was in the area to chat. He was always proud of the work we did and continue to do. He will be missed.
DHFD Awarded $400,000 AFG GRANT
Drexel Heights Fire District has received a nearly $400,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Drexel Heights Fire District will use the funding to obtain Cardiac Monitor / Defibrillator equipment and to provide training. (READ MORE)
Message From The Fire Chief
I am pleased to welcome you to the Drexel Heights Fire District, where we strive to take the most professional and customer orientated approach to the public safety needs of the communities we serve.
The District has a proud history of serving our community and as leaders in the region for excellence in public safety. We are fortunate to have some of the most talented and dedicated individuals working in the fire service today. The men and women of the Drexel Heights Fire District, through tradition, are here to provide the highest level of service possible. Our command staff, firefighters, communication center personnel, fire prevention / public education personnel, and civilian staff are committed to living up to the standards established by our Mission, Vision and Values as established by the Governing Board.
The Drexel Heights employees are proud to serve our 50,000 residents across 60 square miles in the community. We provide emergency services out of 5 fire stations where daily staff and operations consist of (1) Battalion Chief, (26) Captains / Paramedics / Firefighters, (4) engines, (1) Special Services Squad and (4) ambulances. Our professionals serve as specialists in the areas of Structural Fire Fighting, Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic, Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue, Fire Investigations, and Command and Control Strategic Planning.
As the Drexel Heights Fire District prepares for the challenges of the future, we will continually seek ways to evaluate how we provide our services in an effort to be more efficient, adaptable, and responsive to the public safety needs of our residents and the visitors to the community we serve.
We remain committed to you, our community, to stand ready, day or night, with professionalism, compassion, and respect.
Douglas E. Chappell, MPA, CFO
Fire Chief / Administrator