Moore named chief of fire department

September 28, 2018

BULLHEAD CITY — Citing his experience elsewhere and reputation in the fire service, the Bullhead City Fire District governing board has named Patrick Moore fire chief.

“The board felt that he was a good fit for the department,” Chairman David Cummings said Wednesday. “His past experience as a fire chief played a part, (as did) his budget experience. He’s highly respected in the fire community in Arizona.”

Moore was named interim chief in June. He replaces Rick Southey, who retired effective June 1.

Moore was chief of the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire Department for 71⁄2 years before joining the BHCFD in January. He also has taught budget classes at the Arizona Fire Training Association.

“I am excited to have been selected to lead the BCFD,” Moore said. “The district and community experience a very diverse call volume and present a very active and fun environment.”

Cummings said that all five board members have gone into Moore’s office and liked what they’ve seen, including his willingness to discuss issues with them and others.

Cummings said that a white board in the office shows some of Moore’s visions for the department.

“I was highly impressed with the projects he wants to do,” Cummings said.

Moore said the path forward will be made easier by teamwork.

“I look forward to the challenges we might face, but believe with the continued support of our employees, the BCFD board, peers and our community, we’ll continue to provide excellent service to our citizens.”

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