A long Line of Chiefs


As we begin to enter our second century of operations the composition of the City of Yuma Fire Department has changed immensely from its beginnings. The growth and continued progress of this organization has come through the hard work and dedication of its personnel, and the leadership of a long line of Fire Chiefs.

 
John Buck
1880-1906
Newt S. Parks
1906-1927
George Robinson
1927-1948
 
Claude Joyner
1948-1952
Bernard Raebel
1952-1976
Michael J. Sample
1976-1981

 
 
William C. Steiert
1981-1985
Phillip M. Cano
1985-1989
Phillip C. Mele
1989-1997
 
 
Gary L. Fisher
1998-2003
Jack McArthur
2003-2014
Steve Irr
2014-present