Marc Revere, Fire Chief of Novato Fire Protection District, was honored with the Fire Chief of the Year Award presented Center for Public Safety Excellence’s (CPSE) annual awards ceremony held during Fire-Rescue International in Denver, Colorado. This is the first time CPSE has recognized anyone as Fire Chief of the Year.
The selection for Fire Chief of the Year was based on his emphasis on leadership, innovation, and professional development, and integrity, service to the public and contributions to the fire service as a whole.
In addition, Chief Revere has championed a fire officer development program designed to provide candidates with a self-assessment of their potential leadership skills and background.
Chief Revere has been in the Fire Service for 35 years; the past 16 as Fire Chief, and is a recognized leader not only within the state of California, but nationally as well. He has served on the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Professional Development Committee (PDC) since 2000, assisted in the writing of the Officer Development Handbook, and co-developed CPSE’s National Mentoring Program. He has served as the President of the California Fire Chief’s Association and President of the Marin County Fire Chief’s Association. In 2010 Chief Revere was the first recipient for the Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership & Legacy Award.
Revere received his Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designation in 2003, is a certified Fire Officer through the California State Fire Marshal’s Office, and is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer (EFO) program. He led his organization through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) self-assessment and became an accredited agency in August of 2009.
Chief Revere earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management from University of Redlands, Fire Protection Administration Certification from San Diego State University, and an Associate of Arts in Fire Administration from Harbor College.
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