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Interview with SMHS Alum Class of 1993, Justin Matsushita

Tell us about your occupation:
“My current position is Deputy Fire Chief in the city of Santee, which means I supervise our battalion chiefs. If you were to align it with the private industry or the business world I am in executive management, my job responsibilities are a significant amount of administrative work. Before, I would go out on “calls” which are emergency incidents, and responding to 911 emergencies. I do still participate in large-scale emergencies but my job is coordinating all of our operations, overseeing the budget, acquiring the supplies we need, hiring, and working on promotional examinations, so essentially doing all that behind the scenes stuff for our Fire Department, all the non-exciting stuff. It’s a lot of the things that go behind the scenes of any organization to help make it run.”

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