Employee of the Year
Chino Valley Fire District Administrative Secretary Sandy Magallanez was selected by her peers as the 2011 Employee of The Year based on her commitment to excellent customer service and work ethic.
Sandy Magallanez was hired on October 22, 2001 as an Office Technician in Fire Prevention. In 2002, this position was re-classified to Permit Technician, where Sandy served unit 2003. In August 2003, Sandy was promoted to Administrative Secretary of Fire Prevention, where she continues to serve. Sandy supports the Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal, as well as three Deputy Fire Marshals and the entire Fire Prevention Bureau.
In 2009, the Chino Valley Fire District launched the Community Liaison Officer Program with the intent of assisting residents in the communities we serve who have been displaced due to a residential fire or loss of property. Sandy assisted in developing the program and has served as an Officer since its inception.
Sandy has served as Secretary to the Chino Valley Fire Foundation. She has also served as President to the SBPEA Non-Safety bargaining unit and is currently the Secretary for the bargaining unit.
In 2011, Sandy obtained a Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology from Mount San Antonio College. She has completed courses in ICS100, 200, S203, 300, 700, 702a and 800, as well as PIO Crisis Communication Training through OES and Homeland Security. She is currently working towards an A.S. degree in Fire Technology and serves as a back-up Public Information Officer.
Sandy is a member of Administrative Fire Services Section, Southern Division, which is a section of California Fire Chiefs Association and she has served as Committee Chair to the Education Committee. Sandy was recognized as Member of the year in 2009 by AFSS.
Sandy has served as a committee member of the Make a Child Smile Program for the last eight years. Sandy has also served as a committee member for Fire District events, such as the Grand Opening of our Administration Office, Fire Station 63, Fire Station 67, Fire Station 61 and Training Center.
Sandy grew up in La Puente, where she graduated in 1977 from Nogales High School. She is the very proud Mom to three sons: Nicholas, Andrew and Christopher; two daughters-in law – Jessica and Justine and soon to be daughter-in law, Anne; two Grandsons – Seth, and Jake, and two more baby boys on the way.
Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Sandy!