Missouri City Fire & Rescue Service is adding extensive leadership, government and emergency management experience to the department with the addition of Assistant Chief Paige Day.
In her new role, Day is in charge of operations and training, and is the direct supervisor for the Battalion Chiefs. She began her career as a firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician in 1998 with the Golder Ranch Fire District in Tucson, Arizona. Her exemplary performance led to numerous promotions: paramedic in 2001, Lieutenant in 2003, Captain in 2005 and Community Service Director and Public Information Officer in 2006.
In 2007, Day accepted a position with the federal government as a Hazard Mitigation Specialist and worked closely with an American Indian tribal nation in Arizona. Before joining Missouri City, Day served as Fire Battalion Chief with the fire department for Raytheon Company in Tucson; a position she had held since 2008. Day has a Master’s Degree in Fire Service Administration from Grand Canyon University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in education and leadership studies there. She and her husband, Mark, have two sons and a daughter.
Fire Chief Russell Sander introduced Paige to City Council Members at their Oct. 17 meeting. He said she “will fit well into our organization. She brings considerable knowledge and experience to the department that adds value and will help us reach our established goals as well as reach new goals to provide the best service for our residents.”
Recently, Day spent time visiting with residents during the October National Night Out block parties across the City. She was enthusiastic about the response firefighters received from residents.
“I was overwhelmed with the level of community support I experienced during my participation in the annual block parties,” she said. “It was wonderful that the Fire and Rescue Service was so warmly welcomed at the events, and I am excited to continue my career here.”