Assistant Chief Todd Harms
Todd Harms is currently the Assistant Chief of the Training Division for the Phoenix Fire Department. He oversees the Training Academy, Command Training Center, Special Operations, Emergency Medical Services, Technical Services and the Regional 911 services.
Todd began his fire service career in 1981 as a Firefighter Paramedic with the Peotone Fire Protection District in Peotone, Illinois. In 1987, Todd became a member of the Phoenix Fire Department and has progressed through the ranks as a Firefighter, Paramedic, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief of Special Operations and Shift Commander.
Chief Harms was deployed in 2005 as part of the U.S. Urban Search and Rescue forces to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In 2001, he was assigned as project manager of the Recovery Process and subsequent training following the death of Firefighter Bret Tarver.
Staff experiences include the Safety Section, Lead Recruit Training Officer, and Battalion Training and Recovery Officer. Chief Harms has a Bachelor's degree in Fire Service Management and is an adjunct instructor at Phoenix College in the Fire Science Program.