City of Vacaville
Kris Concepcion was appointed as the City of Vacaville’s Fire Chief on October 1, 2015. He oversees a department with five stations and a staff of 100. The Vacaville Fire Department serves a population of 100,000 and responds to over 11,000 incidents a year. Prior to coming to Vacaville, Chief Concepcion spent nearly 25 years with the Orange County Fire Authority – coming up through the ranks beginning as a firefighter in 1991, he held various assignments and was a Division Chief when he left the OCFA for Vacaville.
Kris was a paramedic for 12 years during his career. As a fire captain, he was assigned to the hazardous materials team, specializing in weapons of mass destruction and anti-terrorism. As a battalion chief, Kris spent most of his time as OCFA’s public affairs chief and the fire chief’s administrative officer. As a division chief, Kris was assigned to OCFA’s Division 4, which covered the northeast part of the county, covering four cities and serving a population of nearly 240,000. He also had oversight of the department’s training section, community volunteer services, and the department chaplains. Chief Concepcion was appointed to, and currently serves on, the California State Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Advisory Council as the first responder representative. He brings a unique perspective in that he and his wife are also SIDS parents. Chief Concepcion earned a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a master’s in business administration from Pepperdine University. He is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET