command staff

holger durre

fire Chief

Fire Chief Holger Durre came to Prescott from Colorado where he began his public safety career in emergency medical services and soon transitioned to the fire service. He brings over two decades of experience in a variety of roles encompassing emergency medical services, fire suppression, community risk reduction, administration, and labor relations. In addition, he has an extensive background in strategic planning and continuous improvement. His passion is to ensure that the services the fire department provides are relevant and contemporary to meet the needs of the community. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program. Chief Durre prides himself on being accessible to both members of the department as well as the community and can be seen at many community events and gatherings.

Thomas C. Knapp

Deputy Chief

Deputy Chief Knapp is responsible for strategic oversight of community risk management and administrative support functions for the department. He has an extensive background in the fire service and has served as the Fire Chief for the Fountain Hills Fire Department, Gila River Fire Department, and the Three Points Fire Department. Deputy Chief Knapp holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s in Business Administration and Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

RALPH LUCAS

OPERATIONS Division CHIEF

Chief Lucas is responsible for oversight of emergency operations as well as fleet, facilities, and logistics. He has 30 years of service with the Prescott Fire Department.  He is also an Operations Chief for the U.S. Forest Service during the summer. He travels to fight wildland fires all over the U.S. as part of the Southwest Incident Management Team. He holds a master’s degree in public administration.

SCOTT LUEDEMAN

ESSENTIAL SERVICES Division CHIEF

Chief Luedeman is responsible for managing the department’s training and employee development. He also provides professional support services to the department by organizing promotional and hiring exams. He is a Prescott native and has been with Prescott Fire Department for 27½ years and has been a paramedic since 2000. He is passionate about ensuring our firefighters are response-ready through their training and developing our employees to grow their careers.

JEFF MOFFITT

BATTALION CHIEF - Health and safety

Chief Moffitt has been with the City of Prescott since 1998 and is currently the Battalion Chief for C-Shift. Chief Moffitt also serves as the Health and Safety Chief for Prescott Fire and is a member of FDSO, IFSAC and IAFC. Chief Moffitt earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration from NAU and is also currently a paramedic and formerly served as a TRT technician and ARFF engineer.

BILL HICKEY

BATTALION CHIEF - Special Operations

Chief Hickey has 22 years of service with Prescott Fire Department. He oversees our response companies on B-Shift and is the chief officer liaison for special operations, including ARFF, technical rescue, Hazmat, and SWAT. He has served as a fuel crew foreman, fuel crew supervisor, Firefighter, Engineer, Captain and now Battalion Chief. He has also served as a training officer, hazmat technician (HazMat) for 10 yrs. (03-13), technical rescue technician (TRT) (08-present). Chief Hickey earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Prescott college in leadership. 

DAVE HASKELL

BATTALION CHIEF - Emergency Medical Services

Chief Haskell has been with the Prescott Fire Department since 2011. He is currently the A-Shift Battalion Chief and provides strategic direction and program management for all facets of our pre-hospital medical care system by ensuring our Paramedics and EMTs deliver evidence-based care to our residents.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University, is a Certified Public Manager, and is professionally credentialed through the Center of Public Safety Excellence. Chief Haskell is also a paramedic, hazardous material technician (HazMat) and has most recently served as the PFD EMS Coordinator. Prior to working for PFD, he worked for the Highlands Fire District and Guardian Medical Transport in Flagstaff, Arizona.