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Owen Miller
For Central Fire Protection District Director

Occupation: Retired                                                    Age: 56

I’m running for Board of Directors at Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz County. 

I have spent 33 years in the fire service and held the following positions: Firefighter, Captain, Fire Marshall, Battalion Chief and Assistant Chief, retiring in 2012.  I hold an AS degree in Fire Protection Technology and a BS degree in Fire Science with a concentration in Fire Administration.

Over my career, I trained personnel and held special certifications to fight wildfires and instruct State level firefighting courses.  I have been responsible for policy writing and budget production. Currently, I am an adjunct instructor at Cabrillo College, teaching Fire Science classes and serving on the Safety Committee. I feel that I will bring a well-balanced voice to the Board.

The fire service is in place to protect lives and property.  Central Fire Protection District always prided itself on having the best-trained, educated and experienced personnel in the county, if not the state.

I am running for the Board to bring this focus back to Central’s mission while reducing administrative costs.

I want the citizens of Live Oak, Capitola and Soquel to know when they dial 911 the best-trained and educated personnel are responding to their needs with the best equipment the District can provide.  I would appreciate your vote on November 8th.

Thank You.