North Tahoe Fire Division Chief Simons oversees all of the District’s daily operations.  Not only does Chief Simons support and assist the District’s three Battalion Chiefs, but he is directly responsible for service delivery, response plans, staffing, policy management, communications, IT services, facilities, contracts and special events.

Promoted to Division Chief in 2014, Chief Simons began his fire service career in 1986 and has been serving with North Tahoe Fire since 1991.  Throughout his career, he has worked through all ranks and positions from Firefighter through Battalion Chief.  Chief Simons is a State certified Chief Officer, licensed Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Specialist and State instructor for hazardous materials, wildland and command classes.