Interim Fire Chief Likes Living In The Mountains


Hello again, fellow Creekers.

The county is going on fire restrictions starting Friday, May 13 at 8 a.m. Also, the Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department just posted their new budget.

On Saturday, May 28, Memorial Day weekend, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., your fire department and the Fire Belles are having a pancake breakfast at the station. They are asking for a $5 donation.

Speaking of the fire department, it is time for another installment of my “Better know your neighbor” series. This time the neighbor is Rob Jarvis.

Rob Jarvis is the interim fire chief here at the fire department. Rob lived in Mesa for 10 years and prior to that, he really grew up in Tucson.

He has lived in the Christopher Creek area for two years now. What brought Rob here is that like many folks, he just had to get out of the city. As a kid he spent lots of time up in the mountains and really likes small towns, so naturally this place was a good fit for him.

If he wasn’t in Christopher Creek he would likely be in Green Valley, Sahuarita, Heber-Overgaard, Show Low or somewhere on the Rim. Prior to becoming the interim fire chief, Rob was most recently working up in the Fort McDowell area. Rob has 20 years in fire service.

His favorite hobby is competitive shooting. He really enjoys competing in the police and fire games every year. His second favorite hobby is photography and he said “I’m in the perfect place for that.”

His favorite things about Christopher Creek are the weather and scenery and he says all the people he’s met have been terrific. When I asked him about a memorable time Rob has had up here he said, “there has been such a diversity that it is hard to single out just one event, but it is safe to say I’ve had many fun and memorable times so far.”

As always, I do need your help with content and stories! For anyone wanting to submit information from the Christopher Creek area for inclusion in our weekly article, please e-mail me at: Any submitted pictures must be full-size (typically around 1MB per picture). The cutoff time for inclusion in Friday’s article is close of business on Monday.

Thanks again for reading the column.


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