Hello My Name Is...

Terry Baugher

Contact Info:
Office hours: 7:30 am to 4 pm 480-461-4122 at my desk
email: tbaugher@evit.com   Cell: 602-826-2956
We are located in building 11 on the main campus,
at Longmore and Main st. in the southwest corner of the campus.

I started my career in the Fire Service as a volunteer in 1979 with the Apache Junction Fire District, now know as Superstition Fire and Medical. I became an EMT in 1980 and certified as an IEMT in 1981. I worked on an ambulance in the East Valley for a while, before taking a position in Apache Junction with a private water distribution company. In 1985 I was hired Full time with Apache Junction Fire District as a Fire Fighter/IEMT/Apparatus Driver. In 1987, I promoted to Captain, overseeing two stations. In 1991, I sustained an injury that moved to the Fire Prevention temporarily that blossomed into a new position in our department, Fire Marshall. During my time as the Fire Marshall, I was in charge of Arson Investigation, Public Education, Fire Prevention, the Inspection Program, and our 911 Dispatch Center. I retired in 1994 due to medical restrictions, and responded to an advertisement to start a new program for the East Valley Institute of Technology in Fire Science.

This is my 22nd year teaching for EVIT, allowing me to be a part in over 2000 graduates lives! Currently about 25% (over 500) of those graduates are working across the US in fire departments. We have graduates in almost every fire department in
the Phoenix metro area.  About 20% of our students that become EMS certified move into the medical profession. Another 10% are working as Wildland Fire Fighters, and 10% are serving in the Military! This year is going to be my last working with these young men and women, as I am retiring in May of 2017.

I am celebrating my 42nd year of marriage this year to my lovely wife Robin, I have two daughters, and 4 grandchildren. My wife is retired from the AJUSD as a registrar. Both of my daughters are teachers.

My education spans 20+ years of attending college at Mesa CC, Rio Salado CC, Central AZ College, Paradise Valley CC, ASU, and NAU. I have participated in numerous State Fire school classes, and attended the National Fire Academy twice for specialized training. I have AAS  degrees in Fire Science, Business Supervision and Management, and a Bachelors degree in Vocational Technical Education. I currently have over 230 college credit hours behind me. Remember, in the fire service you never stop learning!

It is the policy of the East Valley Institute of Technology District #401 to provide all persons with equal employment and education opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age or disability. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The compliance officer is the EVIT Superintendent.

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