William “ Bill “ Patterson. When Bill Patterson retired from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department he went to work for FEMA Region Nine. During this time with FEMA Bill came up with the idea there should be a HazMat workshop in California like the one in Baltimore, Maryland. Bill approach the Sacramento Fire Department to see if they would be interested in Hosting the Workshop and the rest is history. Bill past away May, 2018.
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