Meet the Chief
Welcome to the website of the finest Fire Department in the Country, Tooele City Fire Department. I have been a proud member of this Department for over 14 years and I still feel as excited and lucky to be here as I did on my very first day so long ago.
Here at TCFD we take pride in many things that make us "Who we are".
- Our outstanding commitment to safety and quality customer service.
- Our continued focus on meeting the emergency response needs of the community, even during tough budgetary times.
- Our belief that we are a part of the community we serve.
- Our commitment to providing the finest training to our personnel.
- The family atmosphere that permeates the organization.
Our Risk Moto - "We will risk our all to save a life; we will risk a little for savable property and we will not risk our safety at all for lives and property already lost".
The Department has been through many changes in its proud history and I anticipate that we will go through more changes in the coming years. I would like to take a moment to thanks all of our senior members for their wisdom and passion in making TCFD the great Department it is. Many organizations are fearful of change; but because of our history, the TCFD recognizes that, change while scary, allows us to become better at what we do. Through this process we can adapt to the community’s changing needs as well as the needs of the City, while maintaining the high quality service that we are known for.
I am proud of the members of this Department. I have watched them perform heroic deeds and monumental acts of kindness & compassion while fighting to remain outside of the limelight. The statement "I was just doing my job" is an almost routine quote from them and I am touched each time I hear it.
Gary Coon, Fire Chief