Palo Alto Fire Department
Mark VonAppen, a member of the fire service since 1998, is assigned to the suppression division where he holds the rank of captain. He has served as a committee member for California State Fire Training and contributed to the development of Firefighter Survival and Rapid Intervention curriculums. vonAPPEN has been a featured presenter at FDIC since 2015, published in Fire Engineering Magazine, and is the creator of the fire service leadership blog FULLY INVOLVED. He has been an instructor for the Santa Clara County Joint Fire Academy, a recruit Instructor for Palo Alto Fire, and an academy instructor at Evergreen Community College.