Fire Chief Michael J Brandt has led the Northwest Fire District (NWFD) since 2012 in its mission to save lives, protect property and care for the community. NWFD provides fire suppression, emergency medical and prevention services to approximately 110,000 citizens. Based on residential population, the Northwest Fire District is the largest in the state of Arizona.
Through Chief Brandt’s stewardship, the Northwest Fire District continually aims to provide the absolute best in service delivery, patient care, and customer service. NWFD employees work diligently to preserve the District’s reputation as a progressive agency that doesn’t shy away from evaluating areas and processes that could benefit from a fresh look or new approach.
Chief Brandt has over 40 years experience in the fire service, all of which is based in the Tucson area. He joined NWFD in April 2005 and has been a part of senior leadership with the organization since then. Throughout his career, Chief Brandt has served in all ranks of fire service and has expansive experience in managing a variety of emergency service areas including: Operations, Emergency Medical Services, Special Teams, Training, Prevention & Code Enforcement, and Communications. As a key attribute in his relationship with the District’s employees, Chief Brandt encourages all staff members to be a part of the larger community and create a pronounced difference by being involved in their own neighborhoods.
Michael J Brandt
(520) 887-1010 Ext. 2901
Chief Brandt is a magna cum laude graduate of Arizona State University in Fire Administration, and Arizona State School of Public Affairs Advanced Public Executive Program.
Beyond the Northwest Fire District, Chief Brandt serves as a board member for several local organizations including the Board of Trustees for the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation, the Board of Managers and Leadership Committee for the YMCA-Northwest, and immediate past Chair of the Pima County Fire Chief’s Association. Chief Brandt stays involved with local, state, and national initiatives and legislation involving the provision of emergency services.