Escondido Fire Chief Rick Vogt has been elected as the 2020-2021 president of the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association.
The Fire Chiefs Association includes all local, state, tribal and federal fire chiefs within San Diego County and is dedicated to maximize our similarities and minimize our differences through the highest level of communication, collaboration and cooperation.
Chief Vogt told The Times-Advocate: “I am honored and excited to serve as the president of the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association this year. San Diego County is fortunate to have fire service leaders throughout all jurisdictions who highly value cooperation and collaboration. The well-developed relationships make us all much more effective. We have a history of working together on everything including training, prevention efforts, emergency operations, and health & safety initiatives.”
He added, “We also work year around with other partners such as the San Diego Burn institute, SDG&E, and the Red Cross. My goals for this year include developing a five year strategic plan, leadership development for Chief Officers and using technology for enhancing collaboration.”