Chief of Operations
Chief Polacek began his career with Central Yavapai Fire District as a fulltime firefighter in 1993. Prior to joining CYFD he was a firefighter with the Chino Valley Fire District. Throughout his career with CYFD Chief Polacek has promoted through the ranks, from firefighter to engineer to captain to Battalion Chief. Chief Polacek also held the position of Training Officer from 2002 through 2007. Chief Polacek is a Hazardous Materials Technician and has been a member of the Prescott Area Hazardous Materials Response Team since 1996. Chief Polacek is a member of the Off-District Response Team and is qualified as an Engine Boss, Type 4 Incident Commander and is also a Strike Team Leader Trainee. In addition to the above, he is a certified paramedic with over 15 years experience and is an instructor at Yavapai College. Chief Polacek makes his home in Chino Valley.