Chief Phelps has served the Alhambra Fire Department for 35 years as firefighter, fire engineer, hazardous materials captain, battalion chief and assistant chief. In December 2015, Chief Phelps took a brief retirement before retuning back to the City of Alhambra. Chief Phelps has an associate degree in fire science from Pasadena City College and a bachelors degree in business from the University of La Verne. He has served on a myriad community, business and professional organizations at the local, state and federal levels.Chief Phelps provides quality leadership to 69 uniformed personnel including fire prevention, communications and administrative staff. Chief Phelps is married to his wife Phyllis and has four daughters.