Westfield Fire Dept. welcomes New Fire Chief

Chief Gaylor succeeds Chief Marcus Reed who retired at the end of 2021. Photo courtesy of Westfield Fire Department

Westfield Mayor Andy Cook has announced that Rob Gaylor is the new Fire Chief for the Westfield Fire Department with a Swearing-In Ceremony. Chief Gaylor succeeds Chief Marcus Reed who retired at the end of 2021.

“Chief Gaylor brings a wealth of experience to the role and has already proved to be an excellent asset to the Westfield Fire Department,” said Mayor Andy Cook. “Chief Reed has been integral in the successful growth of the department and leaves behind a great legacy.”  

Chief Gaylor has been in the Fire and EMS service since 1995 and a member of the Westfield Fire Department since 2004. Gaylor most recently served as Deputy Chief for the department and the Chief of Training and Operations. He is also a member of several public safety service organizations including the District 5 Incident Management Team, Indiana Task Force One, Indiana Fire Instructors Association and the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Reed retired leaving the Westfield Fire Department in a great position for the future and was integral in the implementation of several innovative initiatives including the Field Resource Paramedicine Program and PulsePoint.

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