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Lives in:
Santa Ynez Valley
Santa Barbara County Fire Department
Fire Captain
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Wildland Urban Interface Fires
Budget Shortfalls
Increased costs for doing business
Competing with Law Enforcement for Funding
Professional Qualifications:
Hazmat Specialist / WMD Instructor
Teaching Credential
Emergency Medical Techniician
CA SFM Fire Prevention Officer 1, 2, 3
CA SFM Company Fire Officer 1, 2, 3
CA SFM Chief Fire Officer 2
Topics you provide training for:
Wildland Urban Interface Firefighting
Fire Code and Prevention
Public Education
WMD Hazmat Decon EMS for 1st Responders
WMD Hazmat Decon EMS for Hospital Personnel
Areas of expertise:
Wildland Urban Interface Firefighting
Fire Code
10 years with private ambulance companies in the state of California as Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic
5 years with UCSB Police Department as Paramedic Land/Sea Rescue Supervisor
2 years with Montecito Fire Protection District as a Firefighter
27 years with Santa Barbara County Fire Department, currently working as a Fire Captain assigned to a remote fire station that provides structure, wildland, hazmat, water rescue, etc.
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