Paul Bourgeois, Fire Chief
Paul Bourgeois brings to the Apache Junction Fire District an abundantly dynamic fire service career. He is a 20-year veteran of the Mesa (AZ) Fire & Medical Department (MFMD). He has previously served as a Shift Commander and East Deputy for the Valley-wide Automatic-Aid system, Deputy Chief of the Fire Personnel, Health and Safety Division, the Fire Personnel Human Resources Captain and Department Safety Officer. In 2011, while on special assignment, Chief Bourgeois authored the MFMD’s five-year strategic plan. Chief Bourgeois' expertise will drive the Apache Junction Fire District to achieve our goal of becoming the premier fire district in Arizona.
Chief Bourgeois presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Fire Chief’s Association and is the State Coordinator of the National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundations Arizona L.A.S.T. Team and he sits on the Pinal County United Way Board as well. He is a long time instructor at the East Valley Leadership Academy and is the current Coordinator of Mesa’s CISM/Peer Support Team. Chief Bourgeois served several years as a Fire Science and E.M.T. Instructor at Mesa Community College and is the former Chair of the Arizona Fire Chief’s Associations Safety, Health & Survival Section.
Chief Bourgeois Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration, and an Associates of Applied Science in Fire Science. He is a member of the International Association of Fire Chief’s, the Fire Department Safety Officer’s Association, the Arizona Fire Chief's Association, and the Arizona Fire District Association.
Chief Bourgeois is excited to be a part the Apache Junction Fire District Family, proudly serving the communities of Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. He welcomes and encourages feedback from the citizens we protect and serve day in and day out. Visit our Chat With the Chief page to submit a question / accommodation / concern / or feedback.