The Wickenburg Fire Department has been making a name for itself over the years, and while Chief Ed Temerowski has been a common sight for nearly 30 years, he is quick to point out there have been a lot of people involved in his and the department’s successes.
Almost 20 of his nearly 30 years has been spent as chief. Temerowski took over the department in September 2001, and his peers around the state have nothing but good things to say about Wickenburg’s fire chief.
“One thing with Ed is that he has worked behind the scenes for many years,” said Keith Eaton, assistant chief for Kingman Fire Department. “He’s not one who will brag about who he is or what he does. Ed does the work. He doesn’t need the accolades.”
When Temerowski took over as WFD’s chief (at the relatively young age of 30), he advanced it from a volunteer organization to a combination volunteer-paid organization.