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Fire Administration Personnel

Battalion Chief Doyle Sewell

Battalion Chief Doyle Sewell is a Redwood High School Alumni. Chief Sewell began his career with the Visalia Fire Department in 1989.  He was promoted to Battalion Chief in 1999. The programs he is responsible for include Emergency Medical Services, Buildings and Grounds and Apparatus.  Chief Sewell oversaw the completion of Visalia's newest Fire Station and Training Facility.

Battalion Chief Danny Wristen

Battalion Chief Danny Wristen began his career with the Visalia Fire Department in April of 1992.  He promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief in December of 1999. Chief Wristen has served as Fire Marshal, Administrative Battalion Chief and as a Shift Battalion Chief.  He has been involved in Emergency Preparedness, Hazardous Material Response, Technical Rescue and many other fire department programs. Chief Wristen holds an AS Degree in Fire Science from Fresno City College.

Battalion Chief Darrin Hughes Training Battalion Chief Darrin Hughes graduated from San Joaquin Delta College where he obtained his AA Degree in Fire Technology.  Chief Hughes started in the fire service in 1991 as a Firefighter/EMT with the San Joaquin Delta Fire Department near Stockton, Ca.  He then went on to the Visalia Fire Department in January 1996.  Chief Hughes is a Certified State Fire Marshal, Fire Officer and is currently working on his Chief Officer Certification.






   

Battalion Chief Brian Adney, Training Battalion Chief Brian Adney began his career in the fire service in 1985.  He worked for Cal-Fire and Fresno County Fire District.  Brian came to Visalia in 1992.  Chief Adney has worked in all ranks of the department including Shift Battalion Chief. He has been involved in a majority of all department work programs including Emergency Preparedness, Hazardous Material Response, Emergency Medical Services and Buildings and Grounds.  Chief Adney holds a AS Degree in Fire Science from Fresno City College.

 


Administrative Officer Captain -Paramedic Dustin Hall

Captain Dustin Hall began his career with the Visalia Fire Department in 2000; he was part of the first class of four, the fire department sponsored to go to Paramedic School. He graduated from Paramedic School in 2005. he was promoted to the rank of Engineer Paramedic in 2005 and then in 2009 was promoted to the rank of Captain Paramedic. In early 2010, Captain Hall assumed the role and responsibility of EMS Coordinator while working at Fire Station 51. Captain Hall has assisted with instructing recruit academies and also serves as an Adjunct Fire Instructor with the College of the Sequoias.  Most recently, he was instrumental in establishing the Firefighters for Christ Chapter in our local area.  Captain Hall is a member of our CA Type II Medium Rescue Team and of the Visalia Fire Department Honor Guard.  Captain Hall is also a Fire Officer, Paramedic, CCEMSA Paramedic Preceptor, Cal Chief's EMS Specialist, the City of Visalia Designated Infectious Control Officer and a Haz Mat FRO.

Captain Hall is in the process of completing his AS Degree in Fire Science and a BA in Business.




Senior Administrative Analyst - Nancy Renovato

Nancy Renovato is a Senior Administrative Analyst with the Visalia Fire Department.  She has been with the City of Visalia for eleven years, serving in various capacities.  In March of 2011, Nancy joined the Fire Department working under the direction of Fire Chief Mark Nelson.  In her present role, she is responsible for overseeing the budget, purchasing, personnel, reports and special projects. 

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