Shackleford Made Chino Valley Fire Chief

(May 19) Tim Shackelford, who has twice served as the interim fire chief of the Chino Valley Fire District, last week was unanimously elevated to serve as the department’s fully designated chief, pursuant to a four-year contract.
District officials are hopeful that Shackleford’s oversight of the agency will end the spate of short-lived leadership tenures in Chino Valley. He succeeds Paul Segalla, who lasted as chief from March 2013 to March 2014, and Kirk Summers, who was chief from July 2010 to October 2012.
Summers and Shackleford resigned after their stewardship of the district clashed with the vision of the district’s board of directors. Paul Benson, whose tenure lasted ten years from July 2000 to July 2010, preceded Summers and remained on cordial terms with the board.
Shackleford has spend his entire career with Chino Valley, having been hired in 1991 just after the district formed and his father, Ray, was serving as fire chief.
Any suggestions that Tim Shackleford, 46, has been the beneficiary of a nepotistic culture in the agency were downplayed by members of the board, who insisted he had earned the promotion by his demonstration of competence, dedication and performance during his brief tenures as interim chief.

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