Employee of the Month

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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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City of Porterville

April 2011 Employee of the Month

Rick Land

Porterville Fire Department

Rick Land was born and raised in Porterville, and is the youngest of seven children born to James and Carol Land.  He attended Vandalia Elementary School, Pioneer Jr. High, Porterville High School and Porterville College.

Captain Rick Land is the training officer for the Porterville Fire Department.  Rick was hired by the City of Porterville in May of 1998 as a reserve firefighter. Since then he has held the ranks of firefighter, engineer, lieutenant and captain.  Rick is a registered Driver/Operator instructor with State Fire Training.  He was named Firefighter of the Year in 2001.  Rick is a recent graduate of Leadership Porterville, class of 2010, and is currently on the curriculum committee for Leadership Porterville.

As the training officer for Porterville Fire Department, some of Rick’s responsibilities include scheduling, coordinating and providing training to members of the fire department and other City staff.  He maintains and updates reports on the City of Porterville’s National Incident Management System, maintains fire personnel training records, and is responsible for maintaining the City of Porterville’s Emergency Operations Center.

Rick is also involved in the Golden Guardian process for an emergency preparedness exercise that will occur in May of this year. Rick was selected as Employee of the Month for his enthusiasm, loyalty, can-do attitude and for helping to meet the goals and objectives of the Porterville Fire Department.Rick has been married to Michelle for over 18 years.  Together they have three children: a 16-year-old daughter named Amber, and two sons, 12-year-old Nathan and 11-year-old Treyton.  Rick enjoys many outdoor activities, including camping, hunting and coaching youth sports.




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