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    The Ak-Chin Indian Community Names New Fire Chief and Fire Marshal

    The Ak-Chin Indian Community has named Cecil D. Peters as fire chief and Allen Allcott as fire marshal.

    In Peters’ new role, he will oversee the overall activities of the department and the training program to ensure that fire suppression, fire safety and emergency response services are provided in an efficient, effective and timely manner. Peters brings more than 28 years of experience to his new role. He previously held positions within the Community, most recently as fire marshal.

    Peters received his certified public manager certification from Arizona State University and his certificate of fire science with Central Arizona College.

    In his new role, Allcott will assess the fire and life safety inspections for new and existing buildings, plan review and code enforcement, fire prevention and fire investigation. Allcott brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role. He previously held positions within the Community, most recently as shift captain and paramedic.

    Allcott received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and is a Certified Flight Paramedic and National Registry Paramedic. He is also a volunteer fire chief with the Thunderbird Volunteer Fire District, a volunteer board member for Thunderbird Irrigation District and was named the 2005 Firefighter of the Year for the state of Arizona.

    “The Ak-Chin Indian Community is proud to have the expertise of Cecil as our fire chief and Allen as our fire marshal,” said Ak-Chin Tribal Chairman Louis J. Manuel, Jr. “We are looking forward to the outstanding work that they will continue to do for our Community.”

    Allcott and Peters are residents of Maricopa.

    About Ak-Chin Indian Community:

    The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 58 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an O'odham word translated to mean "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” Ak-Chin has an enrollment of more than 1,004 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres. The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a variety of business enterprises including Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Santa Cruz Commerce Center. For more information, visit www.ak-chin.nsn.us.
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