Senior Manager of Fire and EMS
Retired Fire Chief/Director Flagstaff Fire Department, Flagstaff Arizona
Retired Director and Fire Chief, Orange County, Florida
Chief Iacona has 38 years of fire service experience, with the last 17 years as Fire Chief. He currently serves as fire chief for the City of Flagstaff, Arizona and has held this position since 2002. Prior to this, he was the Director of Orange County Fire Rescue, Florida, which included oversight of the County’s emergency management functions. In addition to duties associated with fire chief, he has served in various capacities, rising through the ranks from to fire fighter/paramedic to chief fire officer. Mike has led a fire training division, was the Chief of Operations, served as Emergency Manager in EOC Operations, was Chief Negotiator in multiple IAFF Contract deliberations. He has supervised the development of several fire master plans, was a volunteer fire fighter coordinator, led multiple fire code adoption processes, was in charge of personnel and payroll functions and implemented fire impact fees. He also has wildland fire experience, supervising a fuel management program, the adoption of a Wildland Interface Code, and the adoption of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).
Chief Iacona holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and did his undergraduate work in Urban Planning at Florida Atlantic University, in Boca Raton, FL. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program and attended The Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School.