Firefighter Training, Firefighting, Hazmat

Names In The News

Issue 8 and Volume 171.

MICHAEL GARCIA was named chief of the Laguna Beach (CA) Fire Department. Garcia brings more than 32 years of fire experience to the position, which includes 28 years with the Long Beach (CA) Fire Department (LBFD). He has 20 years of supervisory and management experience, with more than eight years as a member of the LBFD’s command staff, holding positions of assistant chief, deputy chief; and, for a period, acting chief. Garcia’s background includes expertise in the areas of fire operations, administration, fire prevention, emergency preparedness, staff training, and community relations. MARK DUFFEK was sworn in as the new chief of the Brookfield (IL) Fire Department, where he has worked for the past three decades. Duffek replaces Chief Patrick Lenzi, who served in the role since October 2005; Lenzi announced his retirement in March. Duffek is a lifelong Brookfield resident who had been planning to retire as a firefighter in…

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