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CYFD swears in new battalion chief, firefighters



PRESCOTT VALLEY - The Central Yavapai Fire District's Board of Directors swore in a battalion chief, two firefighters and a human resource specialist at their meeting Monday afternoon at the training facility.

After he was sworn in by Board Chairman John Range and shook hands with Chief Paul Nies, Battalion Chief Brad Davis smiled as his wife, Angela, pinned his new badge on and was hugged by their daughter afterward.

"I've worked a lot of years towards this, and I have a lot of years left to serve," Davis said.

Firefighters Jaron Kirk and Dillon Russell previously served as reserve firefighters and graduated in December, said CYFD Capt. Rick Chase.

Russell, who previously taught at Granville Elementary in the Humboldt Unified School District, said he enjoys working for CYFD. "This is a great organization," he said as he held his daughter. "It's all about customer service, for me at least."

The board also swore in Human Resource Specialist Steve Owings.

In other business, the board unanimously approved allowing members participating in the 457(b) deferred compensation plan to enroll in the self-directed brokerage option, and several policy changes including job descriptions for three positions.

Board members also learned that Station 58 will be complete on March 30, a month ahead of schedule and $141,000 under budget and that money will be coming back to the district.

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