Debbie Vanek

Code Compliance Officer, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
Member, CIPN-BA

County: Contra Costa
Area(s) of Interest: Emergency & Disaster Preparedness; Fire Safety

Debbie has been employed with the Fire District for 6 years. Here, she performs fire code compliance inspections at commercial properties, Large Family Day Care’s (LFDC) and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE). Debbie also coordinates numerous community projects to include the HeartSafe Community Committee, the San Ramon Valley RCFE Working Group and the Mauzy School Emergency Preparedness Project. In her previous capacity with the fire district, Debbie worked as a Fire Prevention Specialist where she performed public education on all aspects of fire and life safety. Formerly employed by the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff as an Emergency and Disaster Planner for 5 years, Debbie gained extensive experience in the areas of in all aspects of emergency preparedness, response and recovery.  As Assistant Manager of the Contra Costa County Community Warning System she coordinated with communities to provide emergency alert and warning and evacuation process and procedure. Debbie’s life experience with the American Red Cross Disaster Services has sent her throughout the State as an Emergency Response worker to assist communities recovering from floods, wild land fires and earthquakes. Previous to her experience with the American Red Cross, Debbie was employed as an Emergency Medical Technician doing specialized emergency response with neonatal and pediatric patients for Children’s Hospital Oakland.


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