DARYN DRUM – Division Chief, Rescue & Industrial Fire
As Division Chief of Rescue and Industrial Fire services, Chief Drum oversees technical rescue teams and industrial firefighters who support daily operations. Daryn is a veteran of more than 35 years in emergency services. He has served in multiple roles, including EMT and paramedic in the private EMS industry, Firefighter Paramedic, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief and Fire Chief of a municipal fire department. In his fire-service career, he has held leadership positions in EMS training and administrative divisions. Daryn was also a part of the San Diego Urban Search and Rescue Team for 20 years with multiple deployments, including New York for 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. He participated in the San Diego Urban Area Type 3 Incident Management Team as one of the Team’s Incident Commanders and as the Liaison Officer.
Daryn has been a licensed paramedic since 1988 and still maintains a San Diego County accreditation as a paramedic. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program and has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degree from California State University, Long Beach.