Chief Bill Metcalf is the Fire Chief for the North County Fire Protection District in Fallbrook, California, a suburb of San Diego, and has served in that position since 2003. He started his fire service career in 1974 with the Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Fire Department and also served with the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District in Incline Village, Nevada. Chief Metcalf has also served in a number of senior management positions in state government, non-profit, and for-profit organizations. A member of the IAFC since 1995, Chief 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, and as Secretary for the EMS Section. Currently, Chief Metcalf also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Fire Service Research Center and Policy Institute as Treasurer. At home he is a Past President of the San Diego County Fire Districts Association and a past Board member of the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association. Chief Metcalf has an associate's degree in paramedic sciences, a bachelor's degree in management, and a master's degree in organizational leadership. He is also a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program and is a Chief Fire Officer designate.