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Pasadena Fire Chief Will Tell Rotarians “The Top 10 Things I Have Learned In My First Year In Pasadena”

Published on Jan 23, 2022

Pasadena Fire Chief Chad Augustin will be the guest speaker Wednesday, January 26, during the Pasadena Rotary Club’s weekly meeting, which begins at 12 noon and is open to the public. He will be speaking about “The Top 10 Things I Have Learned In My First Year In Pasadena.”

Chief Augustin comes to Pasadena from the Sacramento Fire Department (SFD) where he worked for more than 20 years in a broad range of areas including operations, administration, human resources, professional standards, training, emergency medical services and fire prevention.

He was responsible for SFD’s Fire Operations and Emergency Medical Services divisions and oversaw daily operations of 24 fire stations with an annual budget responsibility of $100 million.

Fire Chief Augustin has experience with Hazardous Materials, Urban Search and Rescue, large-scale emergency/disaster incident management, and developing short- and long-range plans. He has provided leadership in support of high-quality EMS care and transportation and streamlined the emergency response model for ambulance dispatch as well as managed cost recovery efforts and billing improvements.

Augustin has served as program manager for California Task Force 7 and dedicated time and resources to the community with a focus on supporting inner city youth and middle and high school students.

Chief Augustin earned a Master of Legal Studies degree from the University of Arizona where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, a bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration from Waldorf University, and holds a Chief Officer Certification from the California State Board of Fire Services. He is a certified paramedic and has worked as a flight paramedic for numerous years.

In his free time, Chief Augustin enjoys CrossFit Aviation as a fixed-wing pilot and working with the youth in the community to achieve their goals. Looking forward to serve the Pasadena community, he and his wife Sandra of 24 years are excited to be residents of Pasadena.

Wednesday’s meeting is via Zoom only. To join, go to The meeting ID is 854 4766 7313 and the pass code is 036132.

For more information, call (626) 683-8243, visit or email

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