Friday, July 8, 2011

Captain J. Charles Weber Retires from Lakeside Fire Protection District

Lakeside Fire has recently had a retirement of one of its longest-tenured employees, Captain Chuck Weber.  After serving the Department for almost 40 years, Captain Weber decided it was time move on.  Starting as a seasonal firefighter with Lakeside and working his way ultimately to the position of Deputy Fire Marshal, Chuck filled many roles while he was with the Department. 
Chief Parr congratulating Captain Weber on an impressive career.
Here are some of the Highlights of Captain Weber's career:
Aug 15, 1972 - hired as seasonal firefighter with Lakeside

November 72 to July 73 - Paid-call Firefighter with Lakeside (similar to our Reserve program now - the Board ended it due to "worker's comp expense" and LFD became a full-paid dept)

April 73 to Aug 74 - Fire Dispatcher (dispatching went to El Cajon/HCFA then)

July 74 to Jan 76 - Paid Call Firefighter - Santee

Jan 76 to July 1990 - Firefighter with Lakeside

July 1990 to Jan 2002 - Engineer

April 1992 to Present - Fire Investigator

Jan 2002 to Sept 2005 - Captain

Sept 05 to May 25 2011 - Deputy Fire Marshal/Fire Captain

In addition to the work he did with the department, Chuck was heavily involved in the training of new firefighters.  For more than 10 years Chuck has been working as a Fire Science instructor with several different organizations.

Sept 01 to Sept 05 - Fire & Science Instructor, East County Regional Occupation Center
January 08 to Present - Adjunct Fire Instructor, Miramar College
August 10 to Present - Fire Prevention 1 Curriculum Development Cadre, State Fire Training
Registered Instructor for State Fire Training - Driver Operator 1a, 1b; Fire command 1a, 1b; Fire Management I; Fire Prevention 1a,1b, 1c, 2c, 3b; Fire Investigation 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b

Captain Weber with his family
Captain Weber is looking forward to retirement but has plans of developing a fire safety consulting business to keep himself involved in public safety.  That project, along with restoring his vintage Mustang, should keep him busy enough that he doesn't even know he has retired.

The Lakeside Fire Department would like to thank and congratulate Chuck on a great carreer.

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