Director Crean has been involved with the fire service since 1994, starting his career as a Paid Call Firefighter with the Orange County Fire Authority. He worked through the ranks in this capacity, reaching the position of Station Captain while concurrently working as an Emergency Technician in San Clemente for the OCFA. He attended Palomar College studying Fire Technology and Saddleback College, completing the Paramedic program in 1999. Shortly thereafter, he accepted a position as a Firefighter / Paramedic with the City of Alameda Fire Department, participating in the launch of the city’s paramedic services program.
In late 2000, he accepted a lateral position as a Firefighter / Paramedic with the San Francisco Fire Department. He focused his training on special operation disciplines, while participating in various assignments to further enhance his exposure within the organization. He currently holds the position of Fire Captain and continues serving on the Rescue Committee, while also managing one of the Cliff Rescue units.
Director Crean is a partner with Advanced Fire Control, a fire service training organization committed to providing excellence in the live fire training environment. AFC and it’s partners support the California Training Officer’s Symposium by volunteering services annually to better train the California fire service.
Director Crean and his wife Lindsay reside in Danville, where they are raising their three children. Ryan and Lindsay support their children’s participation in local recreational activities and through volunteer opportunities within the school system.
Director Crean and his family enjoy annual travels to Hawaii and Montana, spending time together with an appreciation of these special opportunities.