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.