WILSONVILLE, Oregon – December 10, 2014 – Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) today announced that, effective November 3, 2014, Chief William (Bill) Metcalf, Fallbrook, California was appointed to the company’s board as the chairman.

‘Bill brings extensive expertise in the fire service industry as both a well-respected leader in public safety and a business thinker on the private sector side of emergency management. We are pleased that he is joining ESCI’s board of directors,’ said Jack Snook, ESCI president.

Chief Metcalf is the Fire Chief for North County Fire Protection District in Fallbrook, California, a Suburb of San Diego. He started his fire career in 1974 and has served the North County Fire Protection District as chief since 2003.

Chief Metcalf has also served in numerous senior management positions in state government, non-profit, and for-profit organization. As a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Metcalf has previously served as the Chair of the Emergency Management Committee, Vice-Chair of the National Centers Task Force, Vice Chair of the National Fire Service Mutual Aid Response System Task Force (MASTF), member of the Homeland Security Council, Secretary for the EMS Section.  His most recent role as the elected President of the IAFC concluded in August 2014. Chief Metcalf is currently acting in the IAFC past president capacity through August 2015.

‘We are honored to have Bill join our Board. Bill will be following another respected leader in Jeff Johnson as board chair and we are confident he will impart his own style and sound thinking to our organization. We believe our stakeholders – from employees and consultants to our clients – are in good hands with Bill at the helm,’ said Mr. Snook.

‘I am pleased to join the ESCI board and work with this team,‘ Metcalf said.  ‘I have been involved tangentially with the ESCI brand and the company’s leadership team for many years through other fire service commitments and I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the future direction and growth of this company.’

Founded in 1976, Emergency Services Consulting International is a consultancy providing specialized fire, police, communications, and EMS consulting services to agencies and organizations throughout the United States and Canada.