Sparks Mayor and Fire Chief Statement on Death of Former Sparks Fire Chief Andy Flock
Sparks, Nevada – Sparks Mayor Geno Martini said that everyone at the city of Sparks is deeply saddened by the sudden death of former Fire Chief Andy Flock. “Chief Flock was truly a great man who put his heart and soul into making our city a better place. Our close-knit Sparks family will miss him terribly. We will continue to keep his wife Julie, son AJ, daughter Jamie and four grandchildren in our thoughts and prayers,” Mayor Martini said.
Chief Flock started his career with the city of Sparks Fire Department as a volunteer Firefighter in 1983 and moved his way up through the ranks, serving as firefighter, Fire Apparatus Operator (FAO), Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief of Training and of Operations and as Fire Chief for six and a half years before retiring in September 2013. He was a member of the Haz-Mat and Technical Rescue teams and was appointed by Governor Jim Gibbons and reappointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to serve on the Nevada Commission of Homeland Security. He also spent 30 years serving in the Air National Guard and was an active volunteer in the community.
Current Sparks Fire Chief Chris Maples said the Sparks Fire Department is in a state of shock after hearing the news of the former chief’s passing. “Chief Flock was an outstanding person that made a lasting impact on those who were fortunate enough to have known him and served under him,” Chief Maples said.