Chandler city officials promoted Tom Dwiggins as the city’s new fire chief.
Dwiggins has been serving as the interim fire chief since Jeff Clark retired in January.
“Tom offers the expertise and relationships to effectively lead our Fire, Health & Medical Department,” said Chandler city manager Marsha Reed in a press release. “He brings unique knowledge of fire and emergency medical services and will ensure the department continues to deliver outstanding service for Chandler residents and businesses.”
Dwiggins has been with the department for 18 years and has risen through the ranks to the position of assistant fire chief in 2014. He has also led the emergency medical services, fire prevention, training and outreach and innovation divisions within the department.
He is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a master’s degree in organizational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration. Dwiggins is also a U.S. Air Force veteran and served as a firefighter and crew chief during his military career.
Dwiggins is set to start his new post on May 23.
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