It is truly an honor to be serving as Chief of the Seaside Fire Department at this time in our history. The Seaside Fire Department, like most departments across the country, faces new challenges each day to provide efficient and effective service to our residents as budgets continue to tighten. However, we remain focused on our mission to serve as an “all hazards” response force to fires, floods, rescue situations, building collapse, water rescue, rope or high angle rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, trench rescue, and confined space rescue; at the same time fulfilling our ever expanding role in providing emergency medical response to our community.
New to the position of Fire Chief, I have found that the Seaside Fire Department consists of a group of highly trained, caring and compassionate professionals who place the interests of our residents, the City and the community before their own. Specifically, this is exhibited through our quick response to emergency calls and our extensive community outreach. For example, by providing Fire Prevention and Public Education programs we reduce the potential risk of personal injury and property damage to the community and environment.
I look forward to serving as the Chief of the Seaside Fire Department for many years to come and will continually evaluate our operations to ensure we consistently exceed the expectations of our community and residents whom we are proud to serve.