Chief Troy Tuke started his career in Emergency Medical Services when he obtained his Paramedic and Registered Nursing degrees in 1989 from Brigham Young University in Idaho. Chief Tuke has worked full time as an RN as well as a paramedic specializing in Critical Care/ER and Flight Nursing prior to his employment with the Clark County Fire Department. Chief Tuke has been a nationally registered paramedic since 1988.
Chief Tuke's career with the Clark County Fire Department began in 1996 when he was hired as a firefighter/paramedic. After eight years of service, he was promoted to fire engineer in 2004. Four years later, he was promoted to EMS coordinator. And in 2010, Chief Tuke was promoted to assistant fire chief over EMS.
Chief Tuke is an active member of the Nevada Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team and was deployed to hurricanes Katrina and Rita as a medical specialist.
Chief Tuke currently maintains an RN license, National Register Paramedic certification and license, and is an EMS mastor instructor and paramedic preceptor.
Chief Tuke's hobbies include mountain biking, skiing, and giving time to many of his church's youth programs for children ages 12 to 18. He and his wife, Debbie, have been married 23 years and have two daughters, Brittany and Rylie.