NAPA - Congratulations to California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Member and former State Employed Fire Fighters Association (SEFFA) Board Member Trent Schager on his promotion to Fire Chief at Napa State Hospital.
"Napa State Hospital's gain is the SEFFA Board's loss," said CSLEA Senior Attorney Ryan Navarre. "Trent Schager dedicated himself to improving the benefits for all CSLEA firefighters, not just those at his worksite."
Schager joined the Napa State Hospital Fire Department in 2009 after volunteering in the fire service with the Napa County Fire Department and a short stint with the American Canyon Fire Protection District. He immediately started teaching the part-time firefighter academy and was assigned training officer responsibilities. Schager became certified as an instructor after enrolling in State Fire Marshal Training Instructor courses and registered to teach many State Fire Marshal Courses.
As a SEFFA Board Member, Schager worked to keep his colleagues informed, he was a presenter during contract negotiations and participated in meet and confers. "Trent always communicated his thoughts and position respectfully with management and therefore fostered a collaborative relationship with management," said Navarre.
"I thank Trent for all his hard work and service to our members," said SEFFA President Steve Bradley. "Trent will be missed on the SEFFA team."
"Congratulations to Chief Schager," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "His career and labor association paths have likely prepared him well for his new leadership role. "
Schager was promoted to fire chief in January.