Chief's Office

Fire Chief John Evans

Fire Chief John Evans

Chief John Evans took the helm of the department in July 2005, and has been with the department since 1982. He worked his way through the ranks of Firefighter, Senior Firefighter, Captain, Fire Marshal, Battalion Chief and Assistant Chief.

"I am excited about the challenges and possibilities that we have as a department," says Evans. "There is not a better group of men and women to work with, than the Firefighters of this city." 

Mission Statement

We, the members of the West Valley City Fire Department, will provide services given by caring,

reliable professionals; committed to excellence, exceeding the needs and expectations of those we

serve. The West Valley City Fire Department strives to develop a partnership with its citizens and

business partners to provide not only fast and quality emergency care, but to enhance the quality

of life for all who reside, work and visit our community.

Command Staff

  • Chris Beichner - Deputy Chief, Operations
  • Mark Ownsbey - Deputy Chief, Training
  • Bryan Larsen - Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal
  • Bridger Williams - Battalion Chief, Developmental Services
  • Nick Dodge - Battalion Chief, Medical Training & Ambulance Services
  • Lee Monsen - Captain, Fire Training
  • Nate Hansen - Captain, Medical Training
  • Kari Jaramillo - Office Manager