Fire Chief George Good
George Good serves as the Fire Chief for the City of Tolleson. His scope of responsibility encompasses all aspects of fire department operations and administration. Since joining the city in 2005, Good has recently been heavily involved in the planning and construction of a new fire station, which opened in November, 2010, and has placed a strong emphasis on updating the Emergency Management System procedures for the city.
Good provides OSHA training to city employees, is a Diversity instructor, and works in a collaborative manner with human resources and other department directors on policy development issues. He is also, the first Certified Emergency Paramedic Fire Chief in Tolleson. As a strong proponent of the value of paramedics provided to the community, Good increased the number of paramedics from five when he started to the 15 who now serve today. This increase allows the fire department to staff both trucks with Advanced Life Support Service (ALS) every day. He has also overseen the procurement of a 100’ Pierce elevated platform apparatus which now serves the community, and a new Rosenbauer which should be delivered in August, 2014.
Good worked with City Manager Reyes Medrano, Jr. to implement a 48/96 work schedule for fire fighters, and was successful in changing the FLSA number of hours from 28 to 14.
Prior to his employment with the City of Tolleson, George was employed in the Pima County area for 18 years where he rose through the ranks serving as a District Chief, Fire Marshal, Technical Resource Rescue Team Leader, Public Information Officer, and Contract Manager for Fire Districts. He began his career as a firefighter and received the Firefighter of the Year award in 1991.
As a strong proponent of developing his professional knowledge and being involved in the community, George serves on the Planning Committee for Arizona Fire Chiefs Association annual conference, two other committees for the AFCA, and is a member of the Central Arizona Life Safety Council.
Furthermore, he is involved on the Education/Planning Committee for EMS on the Border Conferences, is an Instructor for Mexican Fire Departments, was a Board Member of the Greater Tucson Leadership organization, and held the Chair position of Northern Pima County’s Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee for seven years.
George earned three degrees from the University of Arizona: a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, a Bachelor of Arts in Radio / TV, and a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. He has also completed the Certified Public Manager program through Arizona State University.