Lodi firefighter Gene Stoddart accepted into national program
Lodi Fire Department Battalion Chief Gene Stoddart, left, helps hose down the roof of a house in the file photograph taken on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003. Stoddart has been accepted into a master's degree-level executive training program with the U.S. Fire Administration/National Fire Academy.
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:00 am
The day-to-day life of a working firefighter can be grueling. It's not often that the men and women on the ground have an opportunity to look at the bigger picture of fire service in the region, or even the nation.
But Lodi Fire Battalion Chief Gene Stoddart has earned his place in an executive training program designed to give him a bird's eye view of how many fire departments get the job done.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:00 am.