Arizona Fire Service Hall of Fame



Established in 1998, the Arizona Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made a significant, positive contribution to the fire service and/or community, which brings credit to the fire service.  Individuals nominated are evaluated based on their years of service, service on committees, state or national impact, educational impact, operational impact, contributions to community, organizational impact, legislative impact or other areas that clearly demonstrate the individual's significant contribution to Arizona's Fire Service.

The nomination form requires a detailed summary of the nominee's significant contributions and the focus of the nomination should be on the overall impact on the Arizona Fire Service.  Nominations must clearly indicate an impact beyond the nominee's organization and must be beyond the normal job requirements of the nominee.

Those selected will be inducted into the Arizona Fire Service Hall of Fame during the opening ceremonies of the Arizona State Fire School held each year in September.   Inductees receive a personal commemorative plaque and are noted on the permanent Hall of Fame display plaque.

Hall of Fame plaques honoring each person inducted can be found at the Hall of Flame Fire Museum,  

The deadline for submission of nominations is July 1st of each year.    Click Here to print a Nomination Form

Since 1998 members of the Arizona State Fire Training Committee have received nominations and elected the following individuals to the Hall of Fame:

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1998
(Charter Year)
Name

Accepting nominations at this time.

William "Bill" Lanford

Jeff Piechura  
Ricky Salyers                                            
 Mel Sorensen

Paul Adams
Michael Fusco
Marco Olsen
Bob Ross

G.G. (Jack) Holzner
Stephen L. Kreis

Bob Costello

William M. "Mike" Casson
Polly Elson
Tom Harley
Charles Osterman

Daniel Matlick

Beverly Burns
James D. Ford, Jr.
Janet Lynn Hauk

Richard K. "Dick" Bingham

Paul Saunders


Daniel Uthe
Bill White

No Inductees

Tom Hand
Bruce Thompson
Darrell Willis

Rick Lupe
Tim McElwee
Paul Watson

Gray Crabtree
Carol Gross
Don Howard

Steve Alley

Gary Ells
Ben Owens

Mark Gaillard
James Grasham
Alan Moritz
Lou Witzeman

Irvin Talley

Jim Burch

Pat Cantelme
E. A. Geare III
Ernie Smith

Gerry Bates
Alan Brunacini
Dennis Compton
William C. "Cliff" Jones 
William T. "Bill" Krushak
J. Randall Ogden
F. W. "Bill" Wagner
Robert J. Weber
Organization


Buckeye Valley Fire District

Northwest Fire District
Phoenix Fire Department
Mohave Valley Fire District

Avondale Fire & Rescue Department
Peoria Fire Department
Tri-City Fire District    
First State Fire Marshal

Phoenix Fire Department
Phoenix Fire Department

Buckeye Fire Department

Cottonwood Fire Department
Tucson Fire Department
First In, Inc.
Kingman Fire Department

United Fire Equipment

Tempe Fire Department
Scottsdale Fire Department
Buckeye Valley Fire District

Office of the Arizona State Fire Marshal / Safford Fire Department
Office of the Arizona State Fire Marshal  / Phoenix Fire Department

Tucson Fire Department
Ak-Chin Fire Department

No Inductees

Mesa Fire Department
Sierra Vista Fire Department
Prescott Fire Department

U.S. Forest Service
Prescott Fire Department
Pinetop Fire District

Glendale Fire Department
Phoenix Fire Department
Summit Fire District

 Office of the Arizona State Fire Marshal  / Phoenix Fire Department
Tempe Fire Department
Show Low Fire District

Goodyear Fire Department
Northwest Fire District
Tucson Fire Department
Rural Metro Corporation

Safford Fire Department

Phoenix Fire Department &
Bullhead City Fire Department
Phoenix Fire Department
Tucson Fire Department
Lake Havasu City Fire Department

Tucson Fire Department
Phoenix Fire Department
Phoenix Fire Department
Tempe Fire Department 
U. S. Forest Service
Tucson Fire Department
Bullhead City Fire Department
Lake Havasu City Fire Department