Kokomo’s Mayor-Elect Tyler Moore announced today KFD Captain Chris Frazier will serve as Fire Chief in the Moore administration.
Captain Frazier is a 20-year veteran firefighter, joining KFD in 1999. Since 2007 he has held the rank of captain, responsible for managing daily crew operations, coordinating training, and exercising initial and ongoing fire scene command and operations. Frazier served as President of Firefighters Local 396 from 2015 to November 2019.
Moore stressed that once again he had sought and received input from his advisory committee and the firefighting community and had interviewed everyone expressing an interest in the position.
“After conducting candidate interviews and an extensive review and dialogue with many interested parties, I concluded that Chris is uniquely qualified to lead the Kokomo Fire Department,” Moore said. “It was not an easy decision, but I was particularly impressed with his experience and commitment to this community and to the KFD.”
Frazier earned a B.S. in General Studies from IU Kokomo in May 2019 and also earned an Associate of Applied Science Public Safety degree from Ivy Tech Kokomo in 2010. He holds numerous credentials and licenses, including Fire Officer I/II/III, HAZMAT Technician, Instructor I/II/III, Rescue Technician, and Fire Inspector I.
Among his community service activities and awards are Goodfellows board member from 2015 to 2018 and 10 years as a youth sports coach in baseball and wrestling. In 2010 he was named American Legion Firefighter of the Year.
Frazier and his wife, Nikki, have been married for 23 years. Their daughter, Sophie, is in her second semester of graduate school at Huntington University where she played varsity golf, and their son, Aidan, is a specialist in the United States Army.
“Having discussed public safety issues with so many fire professionals and Kokomo citizens during my campaign, it is clear to me that adjustments need to be made to ensure that KFD can adequately and effectively protect this community,” Moore said. “So I have requested Chris to begin work immediately on his recommendations, both long- and short-term. I look forward to working with Chris, his leadership team, and the skilled and committed officers and staff of the Kokomo Fire Department.”