The Fire Chiefs Association of Pinal County serves both municipal fire departments and rural fire districts around Pinal County. FCAPC has a strong membership of educational and health care system partners with Central Arizona College and Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology (CAVIT), Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, Air Evac, Native Air and Life Net, all assisting the organization to meet the collective needs of its members.
“Bringing together chief officers and principal decision makers from all of these organizations helps to make the residents of Pinal County safer, and allows a networking of ideas and strengthens our mutual aid bonds” stated Montgomery. “I look forward to the challenge of continuing the great work that Chief Miller and others have set in motion to keep Pinal County fire service at a premiere level.”
Montgomery is a 22-year veteran of the Apache Junction Fire District, starting as a reserve firefighter in 1989. He oversees the Community Services Division and serves as fire marshal. He attained his certified public manager designation from the Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs in 2004, and in 2009 became the first certified fire investigator of the AJFD.
He has been married to Tammy for 30 years and they are the parents of four children, and also have three grandchildren.