Planning, Safety, and Transport Services
Assistant Chief – Planning, Safety, & Transport Services
Assistant Chief Richard Mooney began his career with the Superstition Fire & Medical District (then called the Apache Junction Fire District) as a Reserve Firefighter in 1996, before being hired full-time two years later as a Firefighter/Paramedic in 1998. During his 22 years with SFMD, he has successively moved through the ranks of Engineer, Captain, and Battalion Chief before his promotion to Assistant Chief in 2018.
Chief Mooney earned his Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University. In 2010, he received his Master’s degree in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness & Crisis Management from Grand Canyon University. He has also completed specialty training in Technical Rescue, Fire Investigation, and Incident Command Training as well as holding certifications as an Incident Safety Officer and Health & Safety Officer.
Chief Mooney moved to Arizona in 1984, graduated from Mountain View High School in Mesa in 1986, and has remained an East Valley resident since arriving in Arizona. Chief Mooney is married and enjoys running, soccer, and traveling.
Transportation Services Manager
Billy Warren started with SFMD in 2015. He is currently the district’s Transportation Services Manager overseeing its ambulance transportation service. Billy brings 20 years of experience in EMS and 15 years of experience in ambulance operations management.
Billy is a Nationally Registered Paramedic, has an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in Emergency Response and Operations, and has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Applied Management from Grand Canyon University.
Billy is an Arizona native who was raised in Glendale then moved to the East Valley in 2000. He enjoys restoring vintage cars, outdoor activities, including camping and fishing, road trips, and spending time with his family. Billy and his wife Nichole have one son named Journey and a Goldendoodle named Peach.