Board of Directors

Welcome to the Fry Fire District Board page. The fire district is governed by an elected five-person board. Citizens that reside within the fire district boundary are eligible to run for the board if they own property and have a valid voter’s card. Elections are held every two-years, with board members serving a four-year term.  Board members are not compensated.

If you are interested in serving as a board member, please call the administration office at 520-378-3276. If you have any feedback about our Emergency Operations please contact the Fire Chief at 520-378-3276 ext. 13.


Mr. Robert McMurtrie, Chairman of the Board

Mr. McMurtrie is a local native who graduated from Tombstone High School. He served 8-years in the Air Force and then went on to become a government contractor in the field of biometric engineering while serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2013 Mr. McMurtrie transition to the Department of Army as a civilian on Fort Huachuca as the Doctrine and Policy Chief for TRADOC. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and is completing his Master of Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University. Mr. McMurtrie has been on the board since December 2014. Email address for Mr. McMurtrie;


Mr. James Barnett, Clerk of the Board  

Mr. Barnett  is an Electrical Engineer, married, with one child.  Education: BSEE from the U of A , Associate of Arts and Science from Colombia Basin College. Gold palmed Eagle Scout, Currently works for the US Army at Ft. Huachuca, AZ.  Resident of AZ since 1982, and lived in the Fry Fire District since 1991. Mr. Barnett has served as a member of the Fry Fire District Board since 2000. Email for Mr. Barnett;


Mr. Gilbert Gil, Board Member

Mr. Gil is currently the Air Tanker Base Manager for the US Forest Service at Libby Army Airfield on Ft. Huachuca.  Mr. Gil has been certified by the State of Arizona and Nationally Registered as an EMT-B since 1985.  He became a firefighter in the early 1980’s and worked for Rural Metro Fire Department, Bisbee Fire Department, Fort Huachuca Fire Department before moving to the US Forest Service, where he has been for 25 years.  Mr. Gil has lived in the Fry Fire District since 1995 and served as a Fry Fire District Board Member since April of 2011. He enjoys outdoor activities, traveling and spending time in the mountains. Email for Mr. Gil;

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Mr. Tom Tucker, Board Member

Mr. Tucker is currently serving as the Fire Chief for the Tucson Airport Authority Fire Department where he is responsible for the safety of over a 3 million travelers each year.  In addition to his aircraft crash rescue experience, he previously worked with the US Forest Service as a wildland firefighter and heli-tack crewmember.  Email address for Mr. Tucker;


Mr. Joseph Huish, Board Member

Mr. Huish is retired from Southwest Gas Corporation, where he worked as a Regional Manager.  Mr. Huish was responsible for the natural gas utility service over a large area of Nevada and Arizona.  Email address for Mr. Huish;

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