Higgins

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Higgins Fire District Calendar

Higgins Fire District

Higgins Fire District Calendar

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for Higgins Area Fire District has their regularly scheduled meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the District's HQ office, 10106 Combie Road. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

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Bruce Jones

Chairman

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Marty Main

Vice-Chairman

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Scott Milligan

Treasurer

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About Scott

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John Boykin

Director

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About John

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Chuck Suszko

Director

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Chuck Suszko

Q) How long have you lived in the fire district?
A) I have lived in the fire district since 2000.

Q) How long have you been a board member?
A) I have been board member since December 2018.

Q) Why did you choose to be a board member?
A) I was asked to participate in the Strategic Planning to help steer the course of the District and becoming a board member was the next logical step in serving this community.

Q) Why is being involved in the community important to you; especially in relation to the Higgins Fire District?
A) My family and I have adopted this community and care about it and its residents. With my background in engineering and civil service, I know I can help make a positive difference.

Q) Anything else you would like to share about yourself?
A) I work for the California Department of Transportation as an engineer.

Bruce Jones

Q) How long have you lived in the fire district?
A) I have lived in the fire district since 2002.

Q) How long have you been a board member?
A) Board member since 2006

Q) Why did you choose to be a board member?
Q) Why is being involved in the community important to you? Especially in relation to the Higgins Fire District?
A) The fire service has been a very significant part of my life for many years. The opportunity to share my knowledge and experience for the benefit of the community is very important to me. My previous experience has helped me to make informed decisions as a board member.

Q) Anything else you would like to share about yourself?
A) I served in the fire service from 1974 to 2003. And retired from the city of Hayward as a Captain. My wife Deborah and I co-founded "Citizen's for highway 49 safety" in 2005 which is still active.

Scott Milligan

Q) How long have you lived in the fire district?
A) I have lived in the fire district since 2009.

Q) How long have you been a board member?
A) I have board member since December 2016.

Q) Why did you choose to be a board member?
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Q) Why is being involved in the community important to you; especially in relation to the Higgins Fire District?
A) I decided to become a board member for a number of reasons. The simple answer is that I want to help the people in our district get the best possible fire and emergency medical service available at the best cost. Our system of sharing the the responsibility for these services between Higgins Fire and Cal Fire is a very awkward system. I think there is a lot of room to improve the current system and I would like to help facilitate those changes.

Q) Anything else you would like to share about yourself?
A) I believe I bring a unique perspective to the board. I have been a working member of the fire service in Roseville for 32 years, serving in Union leadership for 7 of those years. This experience helps me relate to the people on the line doing the job. I am also a business owner and fiscal conservative who understands the concerns of the tax payers who have to pay for all government services. The reality is that the demand for services has grown while the level of service Higgins is able to provided has decreased due to budget restraints. I want to help determine and establish appropriate services levels and provide those services at an affordable price.

Marty Main

Q) How long have you lived in the fire district?
A) I have lived in the fire district since 2003.

Q) How long have you been a board member?
A) I have board member since December 2016.

Q) Why did you choose to be a board member?
A) When I discovered the difficulty of getting fire insurance in rural areas like ours, I became interested in what could be done to improve that situation. As a result I began attending the board meetings in June of 2015. I wish to make a difference in the public safety of our community from this place of service.

Q) Why is being involved in the community important to you; especially in relation to the Higgins Fire District?
A) My wife and I have adopted this community and care about it and its residents. With my background in business management, especially Customer Service and Technical Support, I know I can help make a positive difference.

Q) Anything else you would like to share about yourself?
A) Prior to my retirement. I was a manager at the Grass Valley Group in Nevada City.

John Boykin

Q) How long have you lived in the fire district?
A) 17 years.

Q) How long have you been a board member?
A) 11 years.

Q) Why did you choose to be a board member?
A) I have a background in the fire service holding education and certifications in emergency medical/rescue, hazardous materials, Firefighting, fire prevention/ built in fire protection/ fire notifications systems, fire/arson investigation, incident command/emergency management, fire department leadership/ management/budgeting and personnel development. I served with the City of Hayward Fire Department for 27 years holding every rank from Fire Fighter to Fire Chief retiring in 1999. With this background and passion for the fire service I decided to volunteer my services to this community as a Fire Board member.

Q) Why is being involved in the community important to you? Especially in relation to the Higgins Fire District?
A) I believe it’s important that we all volunteer in areas that help our community, if we are able and have time. Especially in areas where we can make a difference by improving the quality and safety of our community . I choose Higgins Fire protection District because of my past experience in the fire service which may allow me to be able to contribute in helping our community be a better and safer place to live.

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