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Fire Chief

Ed Hartin, MS, EFO, FIFireE, CFO

Ed Hartin, MS, EFO, FIFireE, CFO was recently selected as fire chief with East County Fire and Rescue and for the last 14 years served as fire chief with Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue. Ed has been a career firefighter for 48 years. Ed is an emeritus member of the Underwriters Laboratories Fire Safety Research Institute Advisory Board and has had a longstanding interest in fire behavior and firefighting best practices.

Ed co-authored 3D Firefighting: Training, Techniques and Tactics a text on compartment fire behavior and firefighting operations, contributed to the fire behavior chapter in the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Essentials of Firefighting (5th ed. And 6th ed.), fire behavior and ventilation chapters in the IFSTA Fireground Support Operations (2nd ed.), and has published numerous articles in a number of fire service publications in the US and UK.  Ed has delivered training on fire behavior, firefighting tactics, and incident throughout the North America as well as in Australasia, Europe, and South America.

Ed is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program and has attained awarded Fellow grade in by the Institution of Fire Engineers and Chief Fire Officer Designation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Ed holds a bachelors degree in fire service administration and master’s degree in education.


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