Draper Fire operates a crew of over 65 firefighters in three platoons, who rotate shifts and fire stations on a regular basis. Paramedic, fire safety, special situation rescue, and many other skills and training are required to keep our city safe and protected from natural disaster, wildfire, and a host of other emergency situations.
Meet the Draper City Fire Department Battalion Chiefs who manage our platoons and the multitude of operations they implement to keep our city and its residents safe and protected.
Fire Chief Kevin Holt
Chief Holt started his career in firefighting in 1995 when he became a volunteer firefighter for the City of Sandy. He was then hired full-time as a firefighter for Sandy in 1996. Throughout his Sandy career, he was promoted to Paramedic, Engineer, and then Captain. He attended paramedic school in 1998 and has been using his paramedic skills for the last 22 years.
In 2006, Chief Holt began working part-time for the Bluffdale Fire Department, where he was a Captain over medical training and oversaw the medical training and Image Trend reporting software for fire and medical calls. He has assisted several agencies throughout the Salt Lake Valley in setting up their Image Trend reporting software. Chief Holt is also able to work part-time for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, where he set up the Image Trend software for the State of Utah, and assists the State in training rural EMS agencies on how to use that same software.
Chief Holt has 24 years of firefighting experience. He oversees the day-to-day operations of A-Shift for Draper Fire; he is also the medical battalion chief and oversees medical operations for Draper Fire Department. He also puts his software management skill to use for us, and oversees the reporting management and various other software used in the department.
Battalion Chief Cody Jolley
Cody came to Draper Fire Department at its 2017 inception as a Captain, and was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief in August of 2018. Cody’s Fire career began in 1998 where he worked in Wildland Fire while preparing for Paramedic School. His Structure Fire career began in 2000, and since then he has served in many capacities, including Paramedic, Engineer, Captain, Hazmat Technician, Rope Rescue Technician, Confined Space Technician, and Fire Marshal.
As Battalion Chief, Cody oversees the daily operations of B-Platoon. His other responsibilities include Wildland Committee oversight, Health and Wellness Committee oversight, and Department Grant oversight.
Battalion Chief Robert Lambert
Chief Lambert has been a member of the Draper City Fire Department from its inception. He came over as a Captain, bringing many years of experience and education. He holds two bachelor’s degrees, “Health Administration/Health Promotions” (WSU) and “Public Emergency Service Management” (UVU); over 200 certifications specific to EMS, Fire, and Law Enforcement; and has over 25 years’ experience in Fire and EMS. Chief Lambert has progressed steadily throughout his career holding several positions: EMT, paramedic, medical training officer, firefighter, engineer, investigator, heavy rescue technician, and captain. He was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief on August 7th, 2019.
As Battalion Chief, he oversees the daily operations of C-Platoon. Additionally, his responsibilities include:
Emergency Manager for Draper City – Operations, Coordination and Oversight of Major Emergency Operations in the City both man-made and natural from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Chief oversight of the Community Preparedness Division.
Policy Committee Chief Oversight – Review, update, and approval of department policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Special Operations – Rope Rescue, Vehicle Extrication, Investigations, Rescue Task Force, and Fire’s newest endeavor - S.W.A.T. Chief Lambert is currently working with our Draper Police Department to develop, implement and integrate medics into tactical operations for immediate lifesaving interventions for police, citizens, and patrons while executing high-risk police functions.