Fire Science Faculty
After a tour in the US Army, Don began his paramedic career in Portland with private ambulance. In 1985 he joined JCFD #3 as a firefighter/paramedic. During his tenure with JCFD #3, he served as a Firefighter/Paramedic, Deputy Fire Marshal, Fire Investigator and Public Information Officer. He also served as a flight medic with an air ambulance. Don has always enjoyed teaching and mentoring those interested in a career in the fire service. He is now retired, but works with JCFD #3 as an information officer and is a private fire and life safety consultant.
During his free time, he enjoys flying, camping, hunting, and fishing.
Education & Qualifications
ICC Fire Inspector II & Fire Plans Examiner
NFPA Fire Investigator
NWCG Information Officer
NFA Evaluating Performance Based Designs; Principles of Fire Protection Systems: Structures & Systems
International Association of Arson Investigators