November 29, 2022
For Immediate Release
Cave Creek Celebrates Graduating Class of Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical Firefighters
Cave Creek, AZ— On Friday, November 19th, Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical celebrated the graduation of 11 firefighters from recruit class 21-3. These 11 firefighters were previously employed with Rural/Metro Fire Department. Along with the celebration of these newest firefighters, Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical also recognized the promotions of three Fire Captains and five Fire Engineers. The celebration was held at The Holland Center. The Town would like to congratulate the firefighters on this milestone accomplishment and thank those involved. Cave Creek Mayor Ernie Bunch, Vice Mayor David Smith, and Council Members Ron Sova, Bob Morris and Kathryn Royer were in attendance along with the firefighters’ friends and families, and other proud residents of Cave Creek.
“Everything Daisy has done for us… we’re infinitely appreciative of,” commented Mayor Bunch at the ceremony, “…how thrilled we are to see this day come where we’re going to be part of the (Automatic Aid) system.”
Cave Creek has addressed an important public safety goal by acquiring their own fire station and partnering with Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical in the training and staffing of these firefighters to be ready to serve the Town of Cave Creek by January 3rd, 2022. Deputy Fire Chief Jim Ford remarks “Today’s celebration is possible due to the amazing support the Town has received from the regional Automatic Aid partners, the Daisy Mountain Fire Department, and our local residents, Town staff, and policymakers. While there is still work to be done, this was a very important initial step in moving forward and addressing the emergency fire and medical needs of this community”.
Caption: Eleven firefighters complete training with Daisy
Mountain Fire and Medical, graduating on November 19th, 2021.