Town of Oceanside on Tuesday named David Parsons because the neighborhood’s new hearth chief, to interchange present Chief Rick Robinson, who is about to retire.
The appointment will take impact on July 30.
Parsons, at present division chief of neighborhood threat discount, is an Oceanside resident with greater than 27 years of fireside service expertise, together with 21 years in Oceanside.
He was awarded “Most Excellent Recruit” over 20 years in the past at Oceanside’s Fireplace Academy and has steadily risen by means of the ranks. He additionally has served as appearing hearth chief and appearing deputy hearth chief, and was an Oceanside hearth captain for 12 years.
His assignments included stints as an incident commander on important occasions and involvement with a federal incident administration staff to wildfire deployments throughout the U.S.
David has a broad emergency administration, medical and firefighting background that can serve him nicely on this place,” officers stated in a information launch.
Parsons holds a grasp’s diploma in emergency and catastrophe administration, a bachelor’s diploma in Well being Sciences and all related state hearth management certifications. He additionally holds the Chief Fireplace Officer designation from the Heart for Public Security Excellence.
Robinson served as hearth chief for six years and his retirement concludes greater than 4 a long time of fireside service within the area.
Oceanside’s hearth division is the third largest in San Diego County, and as an all-risk company, contains eight hearth stations, seaside lifeguard services and division headquarters situated at Oceanside Metropolis Corridor.