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Division Chief Matthew Gortner

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Division Chief Gortner "Gorty" oversees the Operations Division, to include firefighter Training and Certification.   Promoted to Division Chief in 2022, he began his firefighting career as a reserve-volunteer with Cimarron Hills FD in 1999 and has served as Captain since 2014.  During periods of department transition, Division Chief Gortner has also taken on responsibility as both Acting Deputy Chief and Acting Fire Chief.  While he found these opportunities rewarding, he feels called to serve in operations where he continues to mentor new firefighters and officers.