Dan Tucker, Fire Chief

Chief Dan Tucker has been in the fire service for more than 29 years. He started with Black Butte Ranch RFPD as a resident volunteer in 1986, became a student firefighter in 1988. Chief Tucker was hired as a career captain in 1990 and promoted through the ranks until he became the Fire Chief in 2008.

Chief Tucker has an AAS Degree from Central Oregon Community College in Structural Fire Science and was a certified Paramedic for the State of Oregon (reverted back to an EMT Basic in 2011). He was raised in the Willamette Valley and in Central Oregon, graduating from Redmond High School in 1984.

Chief Tucker has been previously active with Air Life of Oregon (now Airlink) as a flight medic, with Jefferson County Search & Rescue (Camp Sherman Hasty Team) as a Swift-water Rescue Technician, High Angle Rescue Team and Ground Search Team. He has served as an adjunct placement counselor, coordinator and instructor with Central Oregon Community Colleges Fire Science and Paramedic programs and sat on the Fire Science Advisory panel for several years. Chief Tucker is a member of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association and Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association.

Chief Tucker has been married for 24 years to his wife Beverly and has one teenage son, Dillon.


Dave Phillips, Deputy Fire Chief

Deputy Chief Dave Phillips began his fire service career as a volunteer and intern firefighter in his hometown of West Linn in the summer of 1983. He has worked for Douglas County Fire District #2, Gresham Fire & Emergency Services, and Clackamas County Fire District #1 before coming to Black Butte Ranch in July of 2015.

Deputy Chief Phillips holds a BS from Eastern Oregon University in Fire Service Administration and is certified as an EMT Paramedic with the State of Oregon. He is active with the Safety and Health Section of the Oregon Fire Chief’s Association, chairs the Oregon OSHA Fire Service Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Central Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Association planning committee.

Deputy Chief Phillips and his wife Barbara married in 1986 and have three adult children.