Assistant Chief James Pioch
Assistant Chief Pioch is an 18-year veteran of the department starting his tenure on August 14, 1995. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on April 9, 2002, the rank of Captain on May 3, 2005 and the rank of Assistant Chief on May 18, 2009. He is currently assigned as the Assistant Chief on the Second Shift.
He is certified as a Firefighter III, Apparatus Engineer, Instructor II, Fire Officer II and a paramedic. He also earned his Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from John Wood Community College.
Assistant Chief Pioch currently oversees the NFIRS program, the inspection program, pre-fire planning program and hydrant program. He is also the “go to” guy when it comes to computer related issues and projects within the department.