Fire Chief Michael W. Thompson began his career with the Sun City Fire District in June 1982. Chief Thompson started his career in Scottsdale on January 1, 1979 and has held every position in the fire department promoting to Fire Captain/Fire Marshal in 1986, Battalion Chief in 2009 and Fire Chief in 2014.
Chief Thompson has been a Certified Emergency Responder since 1979 and received his National and State Paramedic Certification in May 1990. He managed the Training Division, managed the Resource Management Division and served as the Shift Supervisor of the EMS Division. Chief Thompson holds an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Fire Science from Glendale Community College and has been a career firefighter for 38 years.