Les Caid  
Local Emergency Planning Committee
Title: Chairman / Chief of Rio Rico Fire District
Phone: 520-375-8000

Chief Les Caid started as the Fire Chief for the Rio Rico Fire District on April 20th, 2011. Chief Caid has been involved with Public Safety for over 30 years. He served 25 years with Tucson Fire Department and retired in 2004. While with TFD he worked in all areas of the Department including many years as:
    Paramedic and EMS Supervisor
  • Technical Rescue
  • Chief of Support Services
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Deputy Chief in charge of Emergency Management

Les worked 4 years with Rural Metro Fire starting out as the Pima County Fire Chief, and was soon promoted to the Regional Fire Chief for R/M Fire.

He is currently the Co-Chair of the U.S. EPA Border 20/20 Emergency Preparedness Task Force and past Co-Chair of the Emergency Management Committee for the Arizona Mexico Commission. Chief Caid sits on the IAFC/NEMA/EMAC subcommittee, and the AFCA Mutual Aid Committee. He is a 2 term past President of the Arizona Emergency Services Association, former Chair of the Arizona Citizens Corp Council, and a past member the State of Arizona Homeland Security Coordinating Council. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Greater Tucson Leadership, the Arizona School Counselors Association, World Care and the Medical Reserve Corp of Southern Arizona (MRC).

Les has a B.S. in Public Administration and Master of Science Degree in Executive Leadership. 

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