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AFSS is the Administrative Section of the California Fire Chiefs Association (CalChiefs).


Our Section is comprised of fire service administrative professionals throughout the State of California and is represented by a Northern and a Southern Division. 


We are committed to serving the needs and interests of our members by providing a resource network that allows them to increase their proficiency, enhances their professional status, and promotes educational opportunities, and encourages leadership development.


Our Mission:

To be an effective support system to all fire service professionals by utilizing the skills of our profession to strengthen administrative operations.

Sallie Ross
Maria Koolhoven

Board President,

Northern Division


South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue

Board President,

Southern Division


Redlands Fire Department​

What We Offer

Service - Support - Success

Quarterly trainings and an annual conference provide members with relevant, timely education and opportunities to meet with their colleagues, both locally and across the state.


The Professional Recognition Program (PRP) was created exclusively for AFSS. Successful Level I and II recipients are recognized by the California Fire Chiefs Association. Educational programs and training targeted towards completion of our PRP certifications also provide continuing education (CE) credits for all members.


The AFSS website offers users a forum to share policies and procedures and post requests for information specific to their department or district.


AFSS offers opportunities to interact and collaborate with fire chiefs and other leaders in the fire service, allowing members to be informed of current industry issues and standards.

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