Maricopa's Interim Fire Chief since September, Brady Leffler, has been given the job permanently, Interim City Manager Trisha Sorensen announced yesterday.
“Brady Leffler has made an outstanding impact on the organization in a short amount of time,” said Sorensen. “In my opinion, he is just what the department needs at this time in its growth. The ideas he has presented for the future of the department will continue to improve the productivity and response times of the department, thereby providing additional benefit to the community as a whole.”
Leffler’s professional career began in 1986 when he joined the Mesa Fire and Medical Department as a Captain. From there, he moved to the positions of Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief and Assistant Fire Chief. In those roles, he served in numerous areas including fire suppression, training, emergency services and community services.
In 2010, Leffler joined the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District as Deputy Chief. There, he managed and participated in the development and planning of departmental activities in operations, budgeting, training, policy development, human resources directives, investigations and records management.
Leffler has a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in counseling and human relations from Northern Arizona University. He is a certified public manager and is a member of the Arizona Fire Chief’s Association, the International Association of Fire Chiefs and a charter member of the International Association of Firefighters.