Eric Valliere has been an active member of the Fire Service for the past 27 years. He started as a Firefighter with the Mesa Fire Department (AZ) in 1991 and came to the Scottsdale Fire Department (AZ) (SFD) as a Battalion Chief in 2005 – when the department was transitioning to a municipal organization. During his career he has held the ranks of Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and currently holds the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. He has been serving on the FDSOA Board as a Western Director since 2013, before taking his new position as the Vice Chair.
Assistant Fire Chief Valliere has worked in all areas of the Fire Department to include; Fire Operations and Safety, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Training, Professional Standards/Personnel, Resource Management, and Prevention/Fire Plans Review. He has a BS in Business Administration and Finance from Columbia Southern University, an AA in Business Administration and an AAS in Fire Science from Mesa Community College. In addition to his other certifications and training, Chief Valliere has been an FDSOA ProBoard nationally certified Incident Safety Officer since 2004.
He is very active in regional committees and Fire Department Labor-Management Teams. Currently, Chief Valliere is the Chair of the Phoenix Regional Valley Safety Officers (VSO) Committee, and the past East Valley Chair of the Regional Operations Consistency Committee (ROCC) within the Central Arizona Life Safety Council. Additionally, he is an AZ State Advocate for the NFFF.
Chief Valliere has a passion for safety and strives to strengthen the safety culture within his organization, the state of Arizona and the Phoenix Regional Dispatch System through the VSO Committee, and nationally by promoting the FDSOA’s and NFFF’s mission. He feels it is critically important to: promote the 16 FF Safety Initiatives at the local and national levels, promote new and innovative ways to deliver safety education and information, and build a consistent and sustainable safety culture nationally.