Fire Chief Greg Schwab

Years on the Divide?:
Since June 2006

Occupation:
Fire Chief

Years at the above occupation?:
Fire Service 21 years

Why did you initially become involved with GFD?:
It was a great opportunity to lead a dynamic, all-risk, full service, combination fire agency within a mountain community.

Why do you stay involved/what do you enjoy about being with the GFD?:
Neighbors helping neighbors.

Is there a particular incident that is a highlight of your fire fighting/medical career?:
First due engine Captain at the Kingswood Lumber Yard structure fire, Columbus, OH. Incident Commander on the Thompson Peak mountain rescue, Stanley, ID. Incident Commander on the Sage Road wildland fire Ketchum, ID

What do you do when you aren't working with GFD/what are your hobbies?:
Father, alpine skiing, and trail riding on my dirt bike.

Favorite book:
Young Men and Fire by MacLean

Favorite food:
Paella, a Mediterranean rice dish

Favorite expression:
"What could possibly go wrong?"

Favorite topic of discussion:
Healthy forest issues, 100-feet defensible space state law, survivable space, etc.

Favorite vacation spot:
Teton National Park, Jackson, WY

Place(s) in the world you would like to visit:
Nepal

Favorite animal:
Bison

 


Georgetown Fire
P.O. Box 420 Georgetown, CA 95634
Phone 530-333-4111 Fax 530-333-4020
dsampson@georgetownfiredepartment.com

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