The California State Fire Marshal, Assemblymember Marie Waldron and the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians recently presented Rincon Fire Chief Ed Hadfield with the State Fire Chief Certification and Designation Award.
“Fire Chief Hadfield has displayed exemplary professionalism and honorable leadership throughout his career with Rincon,” stated Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians. “This prestigious award is yet another indication of the hard work and dedication he provides to the community. He serves as an example to us all.”
The California State Fire Training awards Fire Chief Certification and Designation only after determining the existence of specific competencies in management, leadership, and technical knowledge.
“This was the most arduous and challenging process of my career, said Chief Hadfield. “I feel honored to achieve such honor and be considered with those that have gone before me. Many of those listed on the plaque played influential parts in my career progression.”
The Chief Fire Officer Certification Program should be considered as a goal for upward mobility in the fire service, and its achievement by an individual is a highly desired qualification.
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