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New interim chief at Fountain Fire

and other news from City Council


Last updated 4/19/2022 at 9:10pm

Karin Hill

Tom Joyce, the new interim fire chief in Fountain, chats with city staff members at the April 12 council meeting.

A new interim fire chief was introduced at the April 12 Fountain City Council meeting. Tom Joyce, a 36-year veteran of the firefighting profession, was appointed to lead the department two months after Chief James Maxon's employment was terminated. Battalion Chief Ryan Torres initially served as interim chief until Joyce's arrival.

Joyce started out as a Marine firefighter in 1985. He first came to Colorado in 2002 to work at Fort Carson Fire Department. In 2016 he was promoted to Fire Chief for the Presidio of Monterey in California, where he retired in October 2021.

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