The Hot Spot

Sun Lakes Fire Department Chief Troy Maloney (left) congratulates Emergency Medical Services Coordinator Chris Barden on his 10th anniversary with the department. Barden, who was hired as a paramedic on the ambulances in 2006, was promoted to coordinator in 2008. He holds a degree from Clark County Community College in Nevada and along with his duties with SLFD’s busy ambulances is a member of or represents Sun Lakes at the Arizona Ambulance Association, Department of Health and the Regional Emergency Medical Services organization. (Photo and caption by Brian Curry).