Jason Williams Promoted to SMFD Battalion Chief

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Press Release posted 10/12/13 – Fire Chief Steve Heydorff is proud to announce the promotion of Jason Williams to the position of Battalion Chief for the Sierra Madre Fire Department effective September 20th, 2013.

Battalion Chief Williams has been with the SMFD for almost four years and brings a wealth of education, training and experience to the new position. Jason has been a full time firefighter and paramedic for 17 years and is currently working with the Orange County Fire Authority as a Fire Captain/Paramedic.

Jason has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cal State Long Beach in Occupational Studies, as well as an Associate in Science Degree in Fire Administration from Santa Ana College, and two Associate in Science degrees in Fire Technology and Emergency Medical Services from Mt. San Antonio College.

Jason is California state-certified as a Type-4 Incident Commander, Chief Officer, Engine Boss, Fire Officer, Apparatus Operator, Firefighter-1 and Firefighter-2. Additionally, he has taken extensive classes in advanced incident command, rescue, structure and wildland firefighting through the National Fire Academy, National Wildfire Coordinating Group, and New Mexico Tech.  He is also an advanced-level Terrorism Liaison Officer.

Jason, his wife Rena, and their daughter Zoe have been residents of Sierra Madre for nine years. He is very honored by this promotion and looks forward to continuing to give back to his community as a “Neighbor Helping Neighbors”.

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