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4/30/2013 4:14:00 PM
Dustin Chambliss promoted to captain at VV Fire District
Dustin Chambliss
Dustin Chambliss

COTTONWOOD-A 17-year veteran of fire servicea, Dustin Chambliss has been promoted to captain. Almost a native son, Dustin Chambliss moved to Arizona from Oregon when he was five, grew up in Cottonwood and graduated from Mingus High School in 1995.

Two years later, he was hired as a reserve at Verde Rural FD and full time in 2000. Dustin was certified as a paramedic and promoted to Engineer in 2002. Today it is Verde Valley FD.

Pursuing a strong interest in technical rescue, Dustin currently heads the Technical Rescue Program at VVFD. He is also an instructor for Rescue-3 International, teaching advanced classes in Swift Water and High Angle Rope Rescue. He was lead instructor for the Yavapai College Fire Academy from 2003-2010.

He is married and has three children, one recently married, another in high school and the youngest a Clarkdale eighth grader.

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