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Chief Officers & Staff

Office of the Fire Chief

Jon Trent

Fire Chief
jtrent@nixafire.org

As the leader of the management team, the primary duties of the Fire Chief include directing the work and efforts of all employees of the District; custodian of records, prepares and administers the fiscal budget; evaluates personnel performance; makes recommendations as to hiring, promoting, discipline or termination; oversees the payroll and personnel records; handles community complaints, including determining whether to refer such complaints for further investigation; prepares budgets and controls expenditures; ensures operational readiness through supervision and inspection of personnel, equipment and facilities; decides how and where to allocate personnel maintains inventory of property and supplies and directs operations of scenes, including deciding whether additional personnel or equipment is needed. The Fire Chief coordinates the efforts of the management team to keep all policies, procedures, records, and programs in line with the overall goals, objectives, and mission of the District and shall perform any other duties as prescribed.


Lloyd Walles

Assistant Chief
lwalles@nixafire.org

As a member of the management team, the primary duties of the Assistant Chief include directing the work and efforts of all employees of the District as it relates to his/her Division:

  • Building Maintenance
  • Vehicle and Fleet Management
  • Equipment Inventory
  • Battalion Chief Supervision

Whitney Weaver

Assistant Chief
wweaver@nixafire.org

As a member of the management team, the primary duties of the Assistant Chief include directing the work and efforts of all employees of the District as it relates to his/her Division:

  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Information Technology
  • Records Management
  • Grant Management
  • Public/Media Information
  • Fire Inspector Supervision

Operations Division



Adam Neff

Battalion Chief
aneff@nixafire.org

 

 

Gary Josephsen

Battalion Chief
gjosephsen@nixafire.org

 

 

Lee Morris

Battalion Chief
lmorris@nixafire.org

 

The Operations Division is the largest and most visible part of Nixa Fire Protection District. It responds to emergency calls with personnel who are both trained firefighters and EMTs. The Department has mutual aid agreements with other surrounding fire districts and municipalities. The Operations Division includes the following areas of responsibility: The Operations Division operates the District’s 4 fire stations. Under the Battalion Chiefs, Station Officers supervise daily operations. The duties are performed by Captains, Lieutenants, and firefighters, engaged mainly in fire/emergency response activities and community public safety-related duties. Full-time personnel work 24 hours on, 48 hours off shift schedule.

New Firefighter Training & Development The purpose of this program to establish through written and practical processes, the necessary skill level required and expected of a new firefighter employed by the Nixa Fire Protection District.

In-Service Training & Officer Development ensures the members of Nixa Fire District perform their duties efficiently, effectively and safely. That Nixa Fire District provides excellent customer service to citizens of and visitors in our community. Assure the members’ families that they will return home safely to them at the completion of their tour of duty.

In order to meet the personnel needs of our growing district and to introduce the fire service as a career to segments of our community that traditionally has not been part of our candidate pool, Nixa Fire District uses programs to support our recruitment effort.


Fire Administration

Athena Fitts

Administrative Assistant
afitts@nixafire.org

The administrative assistant performs many of the central core functions necessary for the smooth operation of the fire district. The administrative assistant also performs the payroll for all fire district employees, employee relations, financial tracking, budgetary monitoring, data entry, records of receipts, filing, sorting, answering phones and many other important core duties.


Ron Smith

Fire Inspector
rsmith@nixafire.org

The Fire Inspector is responsible for prevention and training activities of the District. The Fire Inspector is under the general supervision of the Civilian Personnel Supervisor or in his/her absence any Chief Officer.