Assistant Chief and Fire Marshal
Assistant Chief Richard Mooney has been employed with SFMD since 1998. Chief Mooney started his career as an AJFD reserve firefighter in 1996 and was eventually hired full-time as a Firefighter/Paramedic before promoting through the ranks of Engineer, Captain, and Battalion Chief. Chief Mooney was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2018.
Chief Mooney has a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and obtained a Master’s degree in Leadership with an Emphasis on Disaster Preparedness & Crisis Management from Grand Canyon University in 2010. He has completed specialty training in the following areas: Technical Rescue, Fire Investigations, Incident Command Training, Incident Safety Officer & Health & Safety Officer. Chief Mooney completed the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI) program from the International Fire Chief’s Association in 2021.
Chief Mooney is currently assigned as the Assistant Chief over Support Sevices, Fire Prevention, and is the Fire Marshal.
Deputy Fire Marshal
Tina Gerola has been serving the Fire District since 2004. She manages prevention and community outreach programs, including plan review, fire and life safety inspections, public education, and volunteers.
Tina is a Certified Fire Investigator, State of Arizona Certified Fire Inspector II, Fire & Life Safety Educator III, and Youth Fire Setter Intervention Specialist II. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Northern Arizona University, and has received professional training at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This training includes: Leadership Strategies for Community Risk Reduction, Cultural Competence in Risk Reduction, and Community Education Leadership .
International Fire Code 2018 Edition – Adopted July 20, 2022
If you have any questions, please contact Tina Gerola at (480) 982-4440 ext. 104.