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Daniel Salazar

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Deputy Chief
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Division and
Adjunct Faculty

Daniel Salazar was promoted to the rank of deputy chief of Dallas Fire-Rescue’s Training Division in 2006, after serving with the department for 12 years. He has held positions as captain, fire rescue officer, paramedic, company officer, recruiting officer and fire lieutenant. Before joining Dallas Fire-Rescue, he served as a staff accountant for Trinity Industries and as an accounts receivable representative for IBM.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington and completed courses on a variety of legal topics at El Centro College. He is certified through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as a fire instructor II, fire officer I and firefighter master.

Deputy Chief Salazar is participating in the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program in Emmitsburg, Md., a four-year commitment. In his current position, he has administered training of the largest number of recruits in the department’s history and is actively involved in the Fire Service Project, including implementation of the department’s physical agility test, citizen fire academy and long-range training plan.