Paul Truffa decided he wanted to be a firefighter at 16 years of age. He took an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course in high school and became a Fire Explorer with Orange County Fire Authority. Paul graduated from Palomar Community College’s combined Fire/Paramedic Academy (2003) and was a licensed paramedic by the time he was 20.
Before coming to the Inland Empire, Paul was a seasoned practicing paramedic in Orange, San Diego, and Los Angeles Counties. Rialto Fire Department noticed his determination and potential and hired him as a full-time firefighter/paramedic in 2004. Since that time, Paul has held and excelled in every rank in the fire service, including firefighter/paramedic, engineer (2013), captain (2016), and now battalion chief (2020).
Paul is completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Fire and Emergency Management from Purdue Global University, is a certified Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, and has completed the necessary California State Fire Marshall training classes to be a certified Fire Officer.