2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES
2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEE
Chief Randy Bruegman
A noted author and lecturer on leadership and managing change in fire service delivery, Chief Randy R. Bruegman has served as a Fire Chief for 25 years with the past six years leading the 276 members of Anaheim Fire & Rescue. Together with his team, Chief Bruegman developed Anaheim’s first community based Strategic Plan and Standards of Cover for the department which continues to be the road map for the agency’s focus for the next five years. Under his leadership, the agency has achieved two major accomplishments. In March 2014, Anaheim Fire & Rescue received accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International; an achievement attained by less than one percent of the 30,000 fire agencies internationally. In addition, the Public Protection Classifications (PPC) program of the Insurance Services Office (ISO) designated Anaheim Fire & Rescue as a Class 1 agency. Anaheim joins a select group of 178 cities nationally and 19 in California to carry a Class 1 rating, and is only one of 44 agencies nationally that have achieved both prestigious recognition.
Chief Bruegman has served as the Chairman on the Commission on Accreditation International (CFAI) from 1997-2000, and as President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) in 2002-2003. In 2004, he began serving as President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). He also serves as a principle member of the NFPA 1710 Technical Committee. Chief Bruegman is a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers, an Internationally Designated Chief Fire Officer and a certified Fire Chief through the California State Fire Marshal’s office. He holds an associate’s degree in fire science, a bachelor’s degree in business, and a master’s degree in management. He has been married to Susan for 33 years, and they have three children and three grandsons.