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Queen Creek Fire and Medical Welcomes Fourteen New Firefighters

Post Date:02/02/2019 8:00 am

The joint fire academy class of 18-2 came to an end with a graduation ceremony on Friday, Feb. 1. The Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department(QCFMD) celebrated the successful completion of 14 graduates along with graduates from Mesa, Casa Grande and Fort McDowell.

“We are excited to welcome these fantastic men and women to Queen Creek,” shared Mayor Gail Barney. “Safety continues to be one of our top priorities. The graduating class of 18-2 is an important addition to our outstanding fire and medical department to ensure we meet the safety needs of our community.” 

Fire grad 18-2 

The QCFMD graduation class of 18-2 includes:

  • Matt Araiza
  • Matt Bailey
  • Kevin Brown
  • Ryan Denning
  • Derick DeRoche
  • Stephan Dotson
  • Andrew Gomez
  • Justin Harper
  • Larry Mylek
  • Eric Parr
  • Jason Pridie
  • Sarah Raczkowski
  • Kristi Scott
  • Jason Spann

The current plan for QCFMD includes five station with three of the stations currently open. With more than 50,000 residents, the Town is in the process of designing Fire Station 4 in the northeast area of Town and constructing an interim Fire Station 5 located in the southeast area. Fire Station 5 is anticipated to open this month and Fire Station 4 is scheduled to open in 2020. 

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Media Contact:

Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer


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