Don Trapp


Don Trapp / Business Unit Leader
Emergency Medical Services

Summary of Qualifications

Mr. Trapp has over 35 years in Public Safety with over nine years in Fire Chief Officer positions. He has developed and implemented several comprehensive fire and emergency services related plans. Mr. Trapp has facilitated the adoption of those plans through a variety of governing bodies. Mr. Trapp offers experience in developing and implementing emergency, strategic, master plans, and succession plans/management processes as well as developing and implementing fire department annexations and consolidations. He has experience in Standards of Cover Analysis, Fees for Service and Cost Recovery Programs, and ALS Program Development and Implementation for both transport and engine company-based organizations. With 25 years spent as a Paramedic and managing EMS operations of an organization with over 60 paramedic units, including 14 ambulances, Mr. Trapp has extensive knowledge in EMS system performance, funding, billing, and staffing.

Work Experience

  • San Bernardino County Fire Protection District, CA—Firefighter/Paramedic to Fire Chief
  • San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters, CA—Executive Vice-President
  • Hemet Valley Ambulance Service, CA—Paramedic
  • CAL FIRE Riverside County Fire, CA—PCF Fire Apparatus Operator


  • Columbia Southern University—AS Fire Science
  • California State Fire Officer
  • Paramedic
  • Background Investigator
  • Reserve Peace Officer

Significant Projects

  • City of San Bernardino Annexation through LAFCO
  • Implemented Single Role Non-Safety Ambulance Operator Program
  • City of Upland Annexation through LAFCO
  • City of Victorville Contract for service and transition
  • Negotiated initial response ALS air resource contract with REACH

Professional Affiliations

  • California Fire Chiefs Association
  • Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association
  • FIRESCOPE—Operations
  • League of California Cities
  • Foresters and Fire Wardens