Vista Fire Chief Jeff Hahn set to retire after 34 years

VISTA (KUSI) – After serving the Vista community for 34 years, Fire Chief Jeff Hahn is set to retire at the end of the month.

As Fire Chief, Hahn has overseen the re-accreditation of the department, still the only civilian accredited fire department in San Diego County, one of only 17 in the state and 266 in the nation.

Following paramedic school, Jeff spent a year working in the City of San Diego before a position came open in Vista. He was hired in 1985 and started January 6, 1986 as a Firefighter/Paramedic. He became an apparatus operator in 1987 and participated in many projects and department functions.

In 1996, Hahn was promoted to Captain and in 2006 to Battalion Chief. He served as the training chief, department safety officer, strike team leader, shift battalion chief, equipment, apparatus, and facilities chief. In 2012 Hahn promoted to Deputy Chief where he served as the Fire Marshal and Administrative Services Chief. In 2015 he was moved to the operations chief position and served there until he was promoted to Fire Chief later that year.

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