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Volume 5, Issue 54  |  July 7, 2020

Kevin Tiscareno named 2020 Newport Beach Firefighter of the Year

Captain Kevin Tiscareno has been named the 2020 Newport Beach Firefighter of the Year.

He began his fire service career as a Fire Explorer with the City of Orange Fire Department where he was named Fire Explorer of the Year and served as a Reserve Firefighter with the City of Santa Ana. He was hired as a Firefighter with the City of Newport Beach in January 2002. During the past 18 years, he has served as a Firefighter, Fire Engineer, PIO, Safety Officer, Fire Investigator, Administrative Training Captain and Fire Captain. In June 2020, he was named the Newport Beach Fire Department’s 2020 Firefighter of the Year.

Kevin Tiscareno named

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Courtesy of NBFD

NBFD Captain Kevin Tiscareno

Tiscareno has been involved in a wide range of professional organizations in Orange County and California. He has served on the Board of Directors for the California Conference of Arson Investigators, President of the Orange County Arson Taskforce, Secretary of the Orange County Training Officers, and as an arson liaison for the Orange County Fire Marshals. In addition, he has been an active member in numerous City safety and disaster preparedness committees. 

He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Long Beach State, a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University and an associate degree in Fire Administration. He is bilingual in Spanish and has served as a Big Brother of America.

Tiscareno was born at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. He grew up in Anaheim attending Katella High School where he was the captain of the baseball team. He is married with two daughters, Brooklynn age 10 and Sailor age 2, and they have two dogs named Coco and Sadie. He enjoys golfing and supporting the Angels and Raiders teams each season.

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