Craig Hauenstein started his time with the Rialto Fire Department in 1997 as a Crafton Hills College Paramedic student while working at American Medical Response (AMR) in Glendale. After completing Paramedic school he worked full time as a Paramedic for the Palm Springs division of AMR.
Craig Hauenstein spent the next six years teaching as an adjunct instructor for the Crafton Hills College Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic programs. Craig completed the Fire Academy in 2002 and was hired by the Rialto Fire Department in May of 2003 as a full time firefighter/paramedic. Craig promoted to the rank of Fire Captain in 2011 and Battalion Chief in 2019.
He has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services from Crafton Hills College, he has also completed the requirements for Company Officer and Chief Officer through California State Fire Training. Craig is also an instructor for the State of California in the areas of Confined Space, Auto Extrication, Firefighter Survival, and Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC) Operations.