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.