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Kathie Condon Retires After 23 Years with BOEC

Kathie Condon retired earlier this month after 23 years with BOEC. She started with BOEC in 1994 as the Fire and EMS Dispatch Manager. She previously worked for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, where she was one of the first civilian Fire Dispatchers. Her experience with LA Fire provided a strong background to contribute to the development of the civilian fire dispatch training program at BOEC.

Kathie has enjoyed a rewarding career in public safety, working as an EMT/ paramedic, ambulance and fire dispatcher, supervisor, trainer, program coordinator and manager. Kathie’s experience with incidents including the Rodney King riots, Northridge Earthquake, TOPOFF4 and several very large wildfires were beneficial in her last assignment was serving as the Emergency Management Program Coordinator for BOEC. She coordinated overall pre-disaster planning, evacuation and other programs such as training and exercises for natural and human-caused disasters that could affect our services, employees and families. Kathie’s work on the evacuation and continuity of operations plans for the Bureau include the continued development and maintenance of the bureaus alternate facility, a stationary trailer equipped and capable of sustaining basic public safety emergency communications should our primary facility become compromised. She was also the coordinator for the development and review of the Regional (TICP) Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan and the (TICFOG) Tactical Interoperable Field Guide for responders and communications personnel.  

You will be missed Kathie!!

Best wishes in your next exciting chapter!!