The Future Firefighter Podcast
Fire Chief Nathan Trauernicht
Join host Chris Baker and guest Fire Chief Nathan Trauernicht as they discuss a wide range of topics, including the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Safety Health and Survival Section, and the focus of inclusivity in the fire service highlighting the IAFC's Diversity Executive Leadership Program (iDELP). During this episode, they also discuss the UC Davis Fire Department Student Firefighter Program and the value of a membership with the Institution of Fire Engineers USA Branch.
Serving in the fire service since 1993, Nathan J. Trauernicht is the Fire Chief for University of California – Davis, providing overall leadership and direction to a department that serves a population of over 40,000.
Nathan earned his undergraduate degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering from Oklahoma State University and holds a master's degree in public administration. Beyond completing the Executive Leadership and Management Institute (ELMI) at Stanford University, Nathan is a graduate of the UC Davis Executive Program, Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE), and is designated as a Chief Fire Officer® (CFO), Chief EMS Officer® (CEMSO), and as a Chief Training Officer® (CTO) by the Center for Public Safety Excellence.
Chief Trauernicht is active in a number of professional groups, boards and committees; he currently serves as President of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) United States of America Branch, President of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Assn. - Chief Fire Officers Chapter, Secretary on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety Health & Survival Section, appointed member of the IAFC Wildland Fire Policy and Communications Committees, appointed board member of the International Fire Service Research Center and Policy Institute, is a Past President of the California Fire Chiefs Association (CFCA), and two-time Past President of the CFCA - Operations Chiefs Section.
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