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Brian Boggeln Named Alpine Fire Protection District’s New Fire Chief

ALPINE – December 19, 2019 – The Alpine Fire Protection District Board of Directors are pleased to announce the selection of Brian Boggeln as the District’s next Fire Chief.  He will be filling the position vacated by current Fire Chief Bill Paskle who will be retiring on December 30.  Chief Boggeln’s first official day as Fire Chief will be December 31, 2019.

Board President, Jim Easterling stated, “It is with great pleasure that the Board announces that Brian Boggeln will assume the role of Fire Chief. The choice was easy due to Mr. Boggeln’s education and background with over 22 years in the fire service. The Board looks forward to working with him on all the District’s future endeavors.”

Outgoing Fire Chief Bill Paskle added, “I support the Board’s decision 100%. Chief Boggeln has the integrity, knowledge and drive to lead the Fire District into the future.”

Employed by the District in 1997 as a Firefighter/Cadet, he has held the rank of Fire Captain for thirteen years and served as Division Chief for the past year. Chief Boggeln was one of the first Paramedics to be hired by the organization when the District started the advanced life support first responder program.

Chief Boggeln and his wife, Dottie, have called Alpine home for the last twenty years. They have raised their two boys, Zach & Owen, here in the community; both of which are currently attending Granite Hills High School.  With an Associate Degree in Fire Science from Miramar College, Chief Boggeln is completing a Bachelor Degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration.  He is a California State Fire Marshal Certified Chief Officer and continues to maintain his license as a Paramedic.

Chief Boggeln currently is the chair for the Heartland Training Officers and the Central Zone Operation Chiefs on behalf of the District.

“I am thankful to the Alpine Fire Protection District Board of Directors, Chief Paskle, the Alpine Firefighters Association and staff for their support,” said Boggeln. “I am fortunate and grateful to have the opportunity to serve as the next Fire Chief of the District in continuing our mission of serving the community of Alpine.”

Alicea Caccavo SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Alpine Fire Protection District, Finance Officer
1364 Tavern Road, Alpine CA 91901-3831

(619) 445-2635 x 301

www.alpinefire.org

 

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Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Alpine Fire Protection District

Alpine– December 19, 2019– At their regularly scheduled Board meeting on December 17, 2019, the Alpine Fire Protection District received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence. This award presented by Chris Palmer, Field Coordinator of the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) recognized the District’s outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.

“This award is a testament to Alpine Fire District’s commitment to open government,” said Fire Chief Bill Paskle. “The entire district staff is to be commended for their contributions that empower the public with information and facilitate engagement and oversight.” To receive the award, a special district must demonstrate the completion of essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner.

SDLF is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation, and other recognition programs.

Special districts are independent public agencies that deliver core local services to communities, such as fire protection, water, wastewater treatment, parks and recreation, healthcare, sanitation and more.  Districts are established by voters and their funding is approved by voters to meet specific needs through focused service.

Sumbitted By Alicea Caccavo SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Alpine Fire Protection District, Finance Officer
1364 Tavern Road, Alpine CA 91901-3831
(619) 445-2635 x 301

www.alpinefire.org

Alpine Fire Protection District Board of Directors SPECIAL MEETING – December 10, 2019

Alpine Fire Protection DistNotice of MEETING of the Board of Directors of the Alpine Fire Protection District. Tuesday, December 10 2019 at 4pm at  Fire Station #17 (Meeting Room) 1364 Tavern Rd., Alpine, CA. 91901.

VIEW AGENDA HERE: ag12102019 – Special Meeting

Posted By:
Alicea Caccavo SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Alpine Fire Protection District, Finance Officer
acaccavo@alpinefire.org
1364 Tavern Road, Alpine CA 91901-3831
(619) 445-2635
fax (619) 445-2634

www.alpinefire.org

 

Alpine Fire Chief Bill Paskle Announces Retirement to Take Place December 30, 2019

ALPINE November 26, 2019 Bill Paskle, the Fire Chief for the Alpine Fire Protection District (AFPD), has officially announced his retirement from the District.

Fire Chief Paskle confirmed his planned retirement to the Board of Directors in a letter received and acknowledged at the November 19, 2019 regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting. Board President Jim Easterling read the letter aloud during the meeting and thanked the Fire Chief for his many years of service to the District. The official retirement date will be December 30, 2019.

Chief Paskle has worked for the AFPD for 31 years, the last 12 years leading the agency as the Fire Chief. He began his fire service career in 1987 with the Bostonia Fire Protection District as a volunteer Firefighter, the following year he was employed as a seasonal Firefighter for the California Department of Forestry (now Cal Fire). In 1989, he joined the AFPD as a Cadet Firefighter, and in 2008 became the first Chief of the District to rise through the ranks from Firefighter to Fire Chief. He also served as president, secretary and treasurer for the Alpine Firefighters Association.

During his tenure with the District, he initiated and oversaw the annexation of areas to the District, increasing the organization’s jurisdiction by 25%. Chief Paskle formalized the 4-person crew policy and was successful in decreasing response times. The Districts ISO rating, an insurance industry metric of a fire agency’s effectiveness on a scale of 1-10, improved under Chief Paskle, from a rating of 6 down to 2. Chief Paskle has served on several boards on behalf of the District. He served as president on the Fire Agencies Insurance Risk Authority (FAIRA) and the San Diego Fire Districts Association, and treasurer and secretary for the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association. He also chaired the Board of Directors of the San Diego/Imperial County Regional Communications System (RCS) and served on the Board of Directors for the Fire Districts Association of California. He was Zone Coordinator for fire resources in the Central Zone of San Diego County, helping mobilize resources for emergencies throughout the state.

AFPD Board President Jim Easterling said, “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Alpine Fire Protection District we would like to thank Chief Paskle for 31 years of excellent service to the community of Alpine. Further we wish him a long and enjoyable retirement.” For retirement, Chief Paskle has no immediate plans other than traveling, spending time with his wife Dana and sons Eddie and Ryan and catching up on his honey-do list. He plans on staying active in the Alpine community and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Alpine serving this year as vice president. The Board of Directors has not named a successor at this time.

Bill F. Paskle, Fire Chief – Alpine Fire Protection District, 1364 Tavern Road, Alpine, CA 91901 619-445-2635. bpaskle@alpinefire.org

 

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Alpine Fire Protection District Board of Directors Meeting – November 19, 2019

Alpine Fire Protection DistNotice of MEETING of the Board of Directors of the Alpine Fire Protection District. Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – 5pm at  Fire Station #17 (Meeting Room) 1364 Tavern Rd., Alpine, CA. 91901.

VIEW AGENDA HERE: 1 – ag11192019 (with page numbers)

Posted By:
Alicea Caccavo SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Alpine Fire Protection District, Finance Officer
acaccavo@alpinefire.org
1364 Tavern Road, Alpine CA 91901-3831
(619) 445-2635
fax (619) 445-2634

www.alpinefire.org

Alpine Fire Protection District Board of Directors Meeting – October 15, 2019

Alpine Fire Protection DistNotice of MEETING of the Board of Directors of the Alpine Fire Protection District. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – 5pm at  Fire Station #17 (Meeting Room) 1364 Tavern Rd., Alpine, CA. 91901.

VIEW AGENDA HERE: 1- ag101519 alpine fire board

Posted By:
Alicea Caccavo SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Alpine Fire Protection District, Finance Officer
acaccavo@alpinefire.org
1364 Tavern Road, Alpine CA 91901-3831
(619) 445-2635
fax (619) 445-2634

www.alpinefire.org

26th Annual Alpine Fire Protection District Open House – October 26, 2019

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Alpine Firefighters Present the 26th Annual Alpine Fire Protection District Open House on Saturday October 26, 2019 from 10am – 2pm at the Alpine Fire Protection District 1364 Tavern Rd. Alpine, CA 91901. We will have food, a raffle, demonstrations, safety information, rock painting and giveaways!Refreshments will be provided by the Alpine Kiwanis Club. For more info please contact Jenn James – Alpine Fire Protection District, Administrative Assistant at (619) 445-2635 or Email jjames@alpinefire.org

Alpine’s Historic Wildfires: What have we learned? Free Presentation – October 20, 2019

Please join us for a free presentation about Alpine’s Historic Wildfires by Jason McBroom, Alpine Fire Marshall on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 1:30pm at the Alpine Woman’s Club, 2156 Alpine Blvd., Alpine. October is Fire Prevention Month. Please come to our Wildfire Program where the Alpine Fire Marshal, Jason McBroom, will share his wealth of fire information with us. History of Wildfires in Alpine over the Past Century. How can we make Alpine Fire Safe? What does the future hold? 1:30pm Light Desserts then at 2pm the Wildfire Presentation will begin. Admission is FREE (donations appreciated) but seating is limited, please make a reservation: call Tom Myers at 619-885-8063 or send an email to info@alpinehistory.org

 

Alpine Fire Protection District Encourages Residents to “Plan and Practice and Escape” Fire Safety during National Fire Prevention Week! October 6-12, 2019!

Not Every Hero Wears a Cape! Alpine Fire Protection District Encourages Residents to “Plan and Practice and Escape” Fire Safety during National Fire Prevention Week October 6-12, 2019!

The Alpine Fire Protection District in collaboration with the National Fire Protection Agency is spreading the word about Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Plan and Practice your Escape!” The goal through this public message to educate the community to create a plan. Start with a home escape plan and practice it monthly, during the day and at night so it becomes muscle memory. Have an outside meeting place that your family knows where to go and to stay at, and have a communication plan in place. PRACTICE- review your plan over and make sure things have not changed. Parents please practice E.D.I.T.H. or Exit Drills In The Home with your children. Have them show you the plan and work in helping them execute the plan. Take turns running this plan so everyone knows where to go when leaving the home.

This year the Alpine Fire Protection District is proud to once again in partner with Alpine Schools during the month of October to teach fire safety. Activities include showcasing the fire engine to the students at Boulder Oaks and Shadow Hills Elementary Schools. We also invite all 1st graders to a fire station tour, this year we have almost 200 students visiting. In addition we will teach the 3 P’s of Fire Safety to all kindergarteners and 2nd graders. Lastly, we have invite Boulder Oaks, Shadow Hills and Joan MacQueen schools to participate in a poster coloring contest. The top winning students at each grade level are invited to the fire station for a pizza and ice cream lunch party with the firefighters. All winning posters are displayed on our social media page after the lunch for the community to view.

Also – Just a reminder to all residents that we are hosting our annual Open House at the fire station on October 26 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. All are invited to come and visit the fire station, see the equipment up close and meet your firefighters. For more info please see our website https://www.alpinefire.org. For more  info please contact Bill F. Paskle – Fire Chief, Alpine Fire Protection District 1364 Tavern Road, Alpine, CA 91901-3831. 619-445-2635  ext. 302 office, 619-445-2634  fax, 619-672-3866 mobile. bpaskle@alpinefire.org

 

$146,000 Awarded to Various SD County Fire Agencies Including the Alpine Fire Protection District

 

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2019 – Today, the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation (Fire Foundation) announced $51,000 in additional 2019 grants to local fire agencies to further improve the system of fire and emergency services in San Diego County.  The Fire Foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and has donated $5.6 million during those years to make our citizens safer, including $146,000 to date in 2019.

“These grants enable fire departments to obtain needed fire, medical/rescue and communications equipment and training so our firefighters can deliver the highest level of service to all our communities,” said Fire Foundation Chairman Frank Ault.

Today’s grants fund the following equipment and training:

  • Alpine Fire Protection District: Radios and rescue air bags
  • Borrego Springs Fire Protection District: Rope Rescue Equipment
  • North County Fire Protection District: Firefighter Protective Clothing & Training
  • Ramona Fire Department: Physical Training Workout Equipment

$95,000 in grants awarded earlier this year supported the entire region, including mobile data computers for 33 fire engines in rural San Diego County and detailed map books to reduce response times and assist with evacuations.  Joan Jones, Fire Foundation’s Executive Director said, “We want to make San Diego County the safest county in the nation from major disasters; and avoid the wildfires San Diego experienced in 2003 and 2007, and those experienced elsewhere in California the last two years.   This requires a comprehensive regional approach to prevention and suppression”.

The Fire Foundation is proud of having provided over $157,000 to the Alpine Fire Protection District, since our inception, to help make the citizens of Alpine and surrounding communities safer from fires and medical emergencies. “The Alpine community has experienced a number of significant wildfires over the years due to the local terrain and vegetation.  It is critical for our department and those in our region to have excellent communications when working together to fight these fires.  The radios provided by the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation grant will significantly help this communication”, said Bill Paskle, Alpine Fire Protection District Chief.

Contributions from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), the San Diego Foundation, Grossmont Healthcare District, and many individuals have made these 2019 grants possible.

The San Diego Regional Fire Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, was formed in 1989 with a mission to improve the system of fire and emergency services in San Diego County by providing financial support for first-responder equipment and training, by increasing public awareness, and by facilitating cooperation between cities, fire departments, county agencies, corporations, and other foundations.

 

Submitted By:

Joan Jones – Executive Director  619-814-1352

joanj@sdfoundation.org

www.sdfirefoundation.org

Twitter: @sdfirefdn