Steve Prziborowski Bio

Steve Prziborowski is currently serving as a Battalion Chief for the Santa Clara County (Los Gatos, CA) Fire Department, where he has been employed since 1995. Steve began his fire service career in 1991 as a Fire Explorer with the Alameda Fire Department, continuing to serve as a Student Firefighter with the Oakland Fire Department (a structured ride along program through Chabot College), and then as a paid-call Firefighter/Paramedic with the Elk Grove Fire Department prior to getting hired in Santa Clara County.

Steve is also an instructor within the Chabot College (Hayward, CA) Fire Technology Program, where he has been instructing fire technology and EMS classes since 1993. Four and a half years were also spent as the
Fire Technology Coordinator, and seven years were also spent as the EMT Program Director and Primary Instructor.

Steve is an Executive Board member for the Northern California Training Officers Association, currently serving as the Past President. Steve has also mentored and coached numerous entry level and promotional level
candidates, is a regular speaker and presenter at fire service events and conferences, and has authored numerous articles in the leading fire service publications.

Steve is a state-certified Chief Officer, Fire Officer, and Master Instructor. Steve has an associate’s degree in fire technology, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, a master’s degree in emergency
services administration, and is currently a student in the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy.

Steve also publishes a free monthly newsletter “The Chabot College Fire & EMS News”; which is geared toward better preparing the future firefighter for a career in the fire service and the current firefighter
for promotion. For more information, or to contact him, visit his website at

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