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Lives in:
Blairsden, California
Department:
Plumas Eureka Fire Department
Title/rank:
Assistant Fire Chief
Years of public service:
32
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Funding
Recruitment
Training
Professional Qualifications:
Retired Fire Chief of Skywalker Ranch
A.S. Degree Fire Science
A.S. Degree Physical Sciences
B.A. Degree Physical Sciences, Cal State Univ Chico
Masters Degree Human Resources and Organizational Development, Univ of San Francisco
Master Instructor, California State Fire Service Training and Education System
California State Fire Officer certified
Topics you provide training for:
Effective use of Visual Aids for Instructors (California's Fire Instructor 2C, lead instructor since 1989)
Management and Supervision
Strategic Planning
Team Building
Photography
Video Production
Fire Instructor 1A/1B
Areas of expertise:
Same as topics above
Bio:
5th generation California native, 4th generation Firefighter
Originally a volunteer with the Larkspur, CA FD (now life member)
Skywalker Ranch Fire Chief, 1986-2006
Honorary member, Diamond Springs/El Dorado FPD

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