I obtained my EMT certification in 1983. Shortly after that I attended the fire academy, and became a resere firefighter for the City of Huntington Beach until I was hired as a fulltime firefighter with the City of Garden Grove in 1985. Two years later I was promoted to firefighter/paramedic and worked in that capacity until I was promoted to fire captain. In 2011, I was promoted to battalion chief and later to division chief.
During my career as a firefighter, I have taught EMT, CPR and first aid to many people in some capacity. I still enjoy teaching these subjects, and I hope all of my students reach their educational and career goals.