Chief Corbin to Lead High Desert Division

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County Fire Chief Don Trapp is pleased to announce the promotion and assignment of Assistant Chief Dave Corbin to Division 6 (High Desert Division) effective April 1.  As Assistant Chief, Corbin will take responsibility for fire, rescue and emergency medical response in the High Desert region.

“It is truly an honor to serve the High Desert in this capacity,” said Chief Corbin. “This region has many challenges but also many opportunities. I look forward to leading and serving our incredible staff, developing and maintaining relationships with the communities we serve, and working with our neighboring fire agencies to further strengthen our response capabilities.”

Chief Corbin began his career in the fire service in 1989 with the Upland Fire Department, promoting through the ranks from Firefighter to Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief of Operations, and Interim Fire Chief. From 2014 through 2016 Upland and Montclair Fire Departments merged command staff with Chief Corbin serving as Deputy Chief of Operations and Interim Chief of both departments.

Chief Corbin came to County Fire as part of the Upland annexation in July 2017 and served as a Captain in the City of Fontana prior to being promoted to Division Chief of Administration in December 2017. He has been a Hazardous Materials Specialist since 1991 and holds a State of California Chief Officer Certification.

Corbin and his wife Kathy reside in Corona and have raised three kids: daughter Caitlin and twin sons Josh and Jake.

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