Scottsdale Fire Department recently announced the creation of three 56-hour community risk reduction captain positions.
Captains Pete Earls, Steve Hunter and Kelly Cavner were named to fill these inaugural positions.
“Addressing specific risks in our community is a responsibility of every member of the fire department,” said Fire Chief Tom Shannon. “The new positions will allow SFD to quickly respond to a variety of these on a 24-hour shift schedule.”
The new program replaces the shift deputy fire marshal positions that were developed in 2017. The new captain-level positions enhance the DFM program by adding threat liaison officer roles and FireWise assessment capabilities, according to a press release.
“These three individuals have extensive and broad knowledge that will be an incredible asset, not only to the fire department but to the community,” Shannon said.
The captains will begin in their new roles July 13 and will work out of the new Fire Station 603 on Indian Bend.
The following is a brief overview of some of the CRR Captain position’s responsibilities.
Fire investigation coordination:
Level ‘C’ Threat Liaison Officer (TLO):