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Lives in:
1001 Sixth Street, Coronado, CA. 92118
City of Coronado
Fire Division Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
BS Degree, AS Degree, California Chief Offcer Certified
Topics you provide training for:
Fire Officer Development, Truck Company Operations, Fireground Operations, Firefighter Safety and Survival, Fire Behavior and Commanding the fireground incident.
Areas of expertise:
Fire Officer Development, Truck Company Operations, Fireground Operations, Firefighter Safety and Survival.
Ed Hadfield, has over 20 years of fire service experience, rising through the ranks from Firefighter to Division Chief. He is a frequent speaker on leadership, sharing his experiences within the fire service and also with corporate and civic leaders throughout the United States. Ed is well known for the creation and instructional delivery of Company Officer Development Programs that have raised the bar of professionalism in today’s fire service ranks. He is also a recognized expert in: Truck Company Operations, Firefighter Safety and Survivability, and Mission Focused Command Tactics. Ed was named the 2004 California Training Officer of the Year. He is regularly recognized in Firehouse magazine, The Orange County Firefighter magazine, California Fire Service magazine, and’s on-line training programs. He has written numerous articles about Truck Company Operations, Company Officer Leadership, and Succession Development; and he has developed web cast and pod cast on-line training programs which reach firefighters around the world. Ed has developed state and regional Truck Company Academies in California, Washington and Oregon. He has been a lead instructor at Firehouse World-San Diego, Firehouse Expo-Baltimore, Firehouse-Las Vegas and other regional Firehouse training conferences. He has taught at FDIC West, the Seattle Vision Conference, and the California Training Officers Symposium for many years. Chief Hadfield is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Leadership Studies and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA, as well as an Associate Degree in Fire Administration from Santa Ana College in Santa Ana, CA. He is a certified California Chief Officer and Fire Officer as designated by the California State Fire Marshal’s Office.
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At 10:52pm on July 6, 2009, Josh Materi said…
Nice Shield! Fresno this year? Keeping my fingers crossed

Ladder 3
At 5:05pm on April 7, 2009, Marcin D. Szczepanski said…

Just wanted to thank you for the time you spent in Lacey for Captains College. Your candor and clear passion for the subject matter was greatly appreciated. There is no doubt in my mind that many of the tools I have gathered from that weekend will not go unused in furthering my career in the fire service and beyond. Thank you again and I sincerely look forward to the next time we meet. Take care, --M
At 7:19pm on April 5, 2009, scott corrigan said…
Chief Hadfield,

Your recent Captain's College in Lacey Washington was attended by some of the firefighters from my dept. (as you well know). They had incredible things to say about the three days of intensive, information. Once specific comment was, "There is no way I could have covered some of the that information if it was not presented in such a passionate way".

Thanks for always putting your heart into what you are teaching. It shows that you truly do care about the future leaders of the fire service. Please pass on to your family a big thank you for letting us borrow some time.

PS- Have you taken all of your wet clothes out of the ziplocs?

Thanks, Scott C.
At 3:03pm on March 7, 2009, Ryan Cox said…
Hey Chief how are things? We're having a FOOLS meeting Sat the 28th up here. If your still in town for Captains College we'd love to have you. Hope all is well on your end, take care brother.
At 10:16pm on October 16, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Hey brother sorry I have not called you yet, I got really busy, I will call you when I get some time, thanks for the offer!
At 8:16pm on October 9, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Ed my City just took posession of a new Bronto truck from E-One this will be my cities first ever front line truck. I am looking for a good training program on Truck Company Operations for my guys. They will be our true first ever truck company. Thanks!
At 6:58pm on October 9, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Thanks Ed for accepting my invite, unfortunately I am the "other" Frank Ricci, but I do enjoy his work and yours. Looking forward to interacting with you and sharing, thanks Brother!
At 9:00am on October 4, 2008, Jeremy Stocker said…
We are actually having some made right now, whats your size? Long sleeve or Short.
At 11:28am on October 1, 2008, Chad Cox said…

Send me the info and I will forward it on to everyone around here
At 11:45pm on September 5, 2008, Jeremy Stocker said…
I am one of the 18 that they hired, and started back in August. Going thru Recruit school right now. Learning TONS!!!!! and having a good time.

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