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Mayberry Chosen to Lead McPherson Fire Department


By the City of McPherson


McPHERSON, Kan. — The City of McPherson is excited to announce the appointment of Chad Mayberry as new fire Chief for the McPherson Fire Department.

Mayberry’s appointment was announced at the most recent City of McPherson Commission weekly meeting, ending a search that resulted in four finalists — all of whom were interviewed by a panel made up of regional fire and emergency personnel.

Mayberry brings to McPherson more than 31 years of fire and emergency medical service experience. He has served at the City of Winfield Fire Department since 2001, where he worked his way up the ranks. The Winfield Fire Department merged with EMS services in 2014. He currently serves as the department’s fire marshal, a position he’s held since 2017.

Among a long list of accreditations and accomplishments, Mayberry has served in different capacities with Kansas Task Force 5 (Search and Rescue), of which the McPherson Department is part.

Mayberry holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southwestern college and Associate of Applied Science Degree from Hutchinson Community College, and most recently completed the Managing Office Program at the National Fire Academy in 2018 and obtained a Management and Supervision certificate from the Center for Management Development at Wichita State University.

Mayberry also has served as adjunct instructor of fire science at Butler County Community College as well as Cowley College. He currently is lead adjunct professor for the program at Cowley. He also serves in several community leadership roles, among them a vice presidency with the USD 465 Board of Education.

Mayberry’s start date is April 29, 2024. He and his wife, Nancy, have two children.