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Steve Prziborowski has over 25 years of fire service experience, currently serving as a Deputy Chief for the Santa Clara County (Los Gatos, CA) Fire Department. Steve is also an instructor for the Chabot College (Hayward, CA) Fire Technology Program, where he has been instructing fire technology and EMS classes since 1993. Steve was named the 2008 California Fire Instructor of the year, is an Executive Board Member for the California Fire Chiefs Association serving as the Northern Division Director, and is a Former President of the Northern California Training Officers Association. 


Steve is a state-certified Chief Officer and Master Instructor, has earned a Master’s degree in Emergency Services Administration, has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy, and has received Chief Fire Officer and Chief Training Officer Designation through the Commission on Professional Credentialing. Steve is a contributing editor to Firehouse Magazine and Fire Nuggets Magazine, is a regular speaker and presenter at fire service events and conferences across the country, having presented over 200 sessions in 23 states, has authored over 175 articles in the leading fire service publications, and has published three career development books: Reach for the Firefighter Badge, The Future Firefighter’s Preparation Guide, and How to Excel at Fire Department Promotional Exams!


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