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For Immediate Release:


Friday, July 28, 2006


Goodyear Fire Chief Awarded Chief of the Year by Fire Chiefs Association



(GOODYEAR, AZ) - Goodyear Fire Chief Mark Gaillard was awarded the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA) 2006 Chief Fire Officer of the Year award at the AFCA's annual Conference on July 27.


"He is a leader among leaders," said Glendale Fire Chief and AFCA President Mark Burdick, reading from a nomination submitted to the association. Gaillard was honored for his achievements as the AFCA West Maricopa representative.


"Many of the AFCA members have been my mentors over the years and it is a tremendous honor to be recognized by them," remarked Gaillard.


"Chief Gaillard's recognition as Chief Fire Officer of the Year is an honor for the City of Goodyear. Mark is a great asset to us and one of our most tenured staff members," said Goodyear City Manager Stephen Cleveland.


The AFCA serves chief fire officers by providing leadership through involvement; professional development through networking, education and information distribution; and a forum to improve the fire service of Arizona.


Chief GaillardPhoto caption: Goodyear Fire Chief Mark Gaillard accepts the commemorative axe as he receives the AFCA 2006 Chief Fire Officer of the Year Award.

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