Kenny King

Deputy Chief/Shift Commander/ (ret) /Mesa Fire Department

Kenny King retired from the Mesa Fire Department in November of 2010 after 31 years of service. During his career, Kenny served as an ALS firefighter and Captain on E204 and E201. He was also assigned to the Training Division as a Captain and promoted to Battalion Chief in 1995. After 4 years as a shift Battalion Chief, Kenny was assigned to the EMS Division where he served 6 years as the EMS Deputy Chief. Kenny spent his last 5 years in the roles of Shift Commander and East Deputy.

Kenny has served on countless tactical promotional evaluations during his career and served as a “tactical mentor” to many firefighters. He began as adjunct faculty with Mesa Community College in 1986 and instructed courses in EMT, Tactics, and most recently, Command Strategies for Major Emergencies. Prior to his career with Mesa Fire Department, Kenny was a high school teacher and coach at McClintock High School.

Kenny has an AAS Degree in Fire Science from Mesa Community College and a BS Degree and teaching credential in Health Science/Biology from California State University at Long Beach.