Village News Reporter
The transition from calendar year 2022 to calendar year 2023 included the retirements of North County Fire Protection District staff members Greg Mann, Todd Parmelee and Loren Stephen-Porter.
Mann held the position of battalion chief when he retired. Parmelee was the district's fleet maintenance supervisor. Stephen-Porter was the NCFPD executive administrative assistant and was also the board secretary for board meetings.
"All three of our retirees were wonderful employees, and we're grateful for their service to our district and our community," NCFPD fire Chief Keith McReynolds said.
Mann began his NCFPD career in 1986 as a Fire Explorer. He eventually held the positions of reserve/firefighter, firefighter/paramedic, apparatus operator, captain, administrative captain and battalion chief. He oversaw the fire district's communications activities in his battalion chief role.
Parmelee was with the North County Fire Protection District for seven years. He was hired as a fire mechanic in 2015, and his final promotion to fleet maintenance supervisor occurred in 2022. Parmelee had previously worked at Ford, where he was a heavy line diesel technician.
Stephen-Porter joined the fire district in January 2003. She planned and coordinated the administrative support functions and services for the fire chief and board members, and she was also a member of the NCFPD senior management team.
Stephen-Porter was also responsible for the NCFPD website. Before joining the fire district, she was with what was previously called the Fallbrook Hospital District, and her three years there included the positions of director of medical staff and continuing medical education coordinator.
"We've hired some really wonderful people to take their place, so we're in really good shape," McReynolds said.
Peter August was promoted from captain to battalion chief, and he will oversee the communications portion of district operations. Rob DeCamp was promoted from battalion chief to administrative battalion chief. Joey Bradshaw had been a captain and was promoted to battalion chief where his oversight duties will include personal protective equipment, uniforms and district policy review.
The promotion of two captains resulted in the promotions of Chris Craven and Ryan Lewis from apparatus operator to captain. Kyle Krenz and Justin Rivera were promoted from firefighter/paramedic to apparatus operator.
In December 2017, the NCFPD board approved a reclassification in job positions to allow for paramedic and emergency medical technician personnel who are not also firefighters with the pay closer to that of a paramedic in the private sector than a firefighter-paramedic. Max Paur had been a single-role paramedic, and he was hired as a firefighter/paramedic.
Mavis Canpinar was hired to replace Stephen-Porter as the executive administrative assistant and board clerk. Canpinar had previously been a customer service representative for the Fallbrook Public Utility District.
Victor Lievanos replaces Parmelee as the fire district's fleet maintenance supervisor. Lievanos was previously a fleet mechanic for the city of Vista.