A Representative Town Hall Meeting features speakers from the Federal/State, County and/or City of Phoenix. The event is co-hosted by Friends of Daisy Mountain Trails and the ACC.

November 6 speakers:  Chief Brian Tobin, Daisy Mountain Fire Department; and Mark Moorehead, Curator of Education at the Hall of Flame Museum.

This meeting will be held via Zoom, due to public health guidelines regarding occupancy, distancing and limits on gatherings due to COVID-19.

November 6, 2020
Fire Chief

Welcome to Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical (DMFM). 

The Daisy Mountain Fire District was formed in 1989 and serves the residents of New River, Desert Hills, Anthem, and Black Canyon City. Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical spans two counties (Maricopa and Yavapai County) and protects a population of about 55,000 residents under the direction of Fire Chief Brian Tobin.

Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical is an organization that strives for excellence in every aspect. DMFM employs 118 personnel, staffs five fire stations, has a Special Operations Division that includes a Regionally deployable Hazardous Materials Response Team, as well as a Nationally deployable Wildland Response Team. The district covers approximately 210 square miles, which includes a dangerous 35 mile stretch of I-17 from Carefree Highway to Badger Springs Road. 

DMFM is one of 26 departments (Automatic Aid System) dispatched by the Phoenix Regional Dispatch Center. As a member of the Automatic Aid System, jurisdictional boundaries are erased and the closest fire truck is dispatched to an emergency.

Having a second-to-none dispatching system allows us to provide an exceptional level of service to our citizens. From the activation of the 911 system, to response times averaging four minutes or less; customers can expect highly trained, highly dedicated members of DMFM to show up to an emergency and deliver exceptional customer service. This exceptional level of customer service is a direct reflection of strong leadership, the motivation of our members, and the high standards that our members are expected to meet. 

DMFM is always looking for innovative ways to serve and protect the community to provide the best service possible while still being fiscally responsible of the taxpayers dollar.

On behalf of the men and women that serve the community we would like to extend to you an open invitation to contact us if you have any questions or if we can be of service to you.


Best regards,

Brian Tobin, Fire Chief
Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical
(623) 465-7400


November 6, 2020
Curator of Education, at the Hall of Flame Museum


Mark Moorhead has been the Curator of Education at the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting since 2005. A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Mark holds a B.A. in Communications from Gannon University. After several years in Washington, D.C. as a stage actor, Mark relocated to Phoenix in 1992, and spent nine years writing and editing for Phoenix New Times; he later worked as a publicist for Tempe Improv. He lives in Phoenix with his wife, daughter and two Chihuahuas with three eyeballs between them.

December 11, 2020

Secretary of State


Secretary Katie Hobbs has led a life of service. Beginning as a volunteer at her church and continuing with her job as a social worker and chief compliance officer at one of the largest domestic violence centers in the U.S., the focus of her life has been to help others to gain security, to be heard, and to create better lives.

That fundamental motivation inspired her to run for Secretary of State, after serving in the Arizona House of Representatives and Arizona Senate as minority leader. Now, she brings her years of experience to the Office of the Secretary of State to ensure that it runs productively, and that Arizona elections are secure, fair and efficient.

Secretary Hobbs has a Bachelor of Social Work from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University. She has been a professional social worker since 1992. Prior to being elected to the legislature, she worked in the areas of domestic violence, behavioral health, and homelessness.

She has been honored with dozens of awards for her service. Most recently, she was named the League of Cities and Towns Legislative Champion for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018).

Secretary Hobbs met her husband at church in 1992. They live in Phoenix with their two kids, Hannah and Sam, and their dog and cats.