2013 Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year


James Pioch
                                             Assistant Chief James Pioch

Assistant Chief James Pioch was recognized as the Quincy Exchange Club's Firefighter of the Year on October 25, 2013. Congratulations to Assistant Chief Pioch! An excerpt from his nomination follows

Assistant Chief Pioch started with the department on August 14, 1995 and has played a pivotal role in the department ever since.  Below are his achievements;

Ranks Held:

  • Firefighter
  • Lieutenant
  • Captain
  • Assistant Chief


  • AAS in Fire Science - John Wood Community College
  • Firefighter III
  • Fire Apparatus Engineer
  • Fire Officer II
  • Advanced Fire Instructor
  • Hazardous Materials Technician A
  • Paramedic


  • Quincy Fire Department Firefighter of the Year - 2002
  • Quincy Fire Department Leadership Award - 2007


  • National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) Manager for QFD
  • Oversees Pre-Fire Planning and Inspection Programs
  • Oversees Departmental Technology to include form creation, tablets, software needs, etc...
  • Attended the National Fire Academy for NFIRS Program Management 

Assistant Chief Pioch is a behind the scenes leader within the department.  Many of his efforts are the glue that holds the department together.  His efforts allow firefighters to access technology to make their jobs both easier and safer by placing information at their fingertips.  He is a valued asset to the department.