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Jim Marugg

Position: Division Chief - Administration

Division Chief Marugg started his firefighting career with the San Miguel Fire District in 2000 after working for 17 years as a transport paramedic. He has used his experience in prehospital emergency care to represent the District on State, Regional and local committees related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). These committees have written the plans for medical disaster response in San Diego County, provided a framework for the FIRESCOPE Field Operations Guide which is used nationally and internationally, and created the positions for provision of medical care on wildland fire incidents. Chief Marugg’s past assignments have included: Firefighter/Paramedic, Fire Captain, Training Captain, Safety Officer, and Battalion Chief. Chief Marugg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Life Sciences, a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Service Administration and he is a California state certified Fire Officer, Chief Officer, and Fire Instructor.