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Jay Ducote Named New Fire Chief

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Jay Ducote Named New Fire Chief 


The Rio Verde Fire District recently conducted a national search for the position of Fire Chief. Following a review of all 39 applicants, the Fire Chief Search Committee and the District Board of Directors recommended Jay Ducote for the position.

Chief Jay Ducote’s career spans over 30 years in the fire service. He began his career with the City of Glendale and then went on to serve the City of Scottsdale Fire Department.

Jay has his Master degree from Northern Arizona University in Educational Leadership and a bachelors degrees in Health Care Management from Ottawa University. He also earned an associate degree from Phoenix College in Fire Science. His CFO (Chief Fire Officer Designation) is from the Center of Public Safety Excellence.

In making the announcement, the Rio Verde Fire District Board noted that Chief Ducote’s vast amount of fire service experience and education will be a real benefit to the communities the District serves. Chief Ducote lives in Scottsdale and is very familiar with the Verdes.

Jay Ducote replaces Chief Gary Bradbury who will be retiring in June after serving the Rio Verde Fire District with distinction for the past seven years.

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