Deer Valley Press is owned and operated by former firefighter William C. Teie.
Chief Teie retired from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) after a successful 34-year career. He worked up through the ranks from seasonal firefighter to Deputy Director for Fire Protection. In this position, he was responsible for all of the fire protection programs within CDF. Chief Teie was very active in the California Fire Service, serving on several statewide boards and committees, and in 1986 he served as president of the California Fire Chiefs Association.
In 2001, Chief Teie was asked to develop a South African edition of his Fire Officer’s Handbook on Wildland Firefighting (now out of print and updated as the Firefighter’s Handbook on Wildland Firefighting). The result is a 600-page text, Fire Manager’s Handbook on Veld and Forest Fires, Strategies, Tactics and Training, printed in South Africa by the South African Institute of Forestry.
While on his second trip to South Africa in 2002, Chief Teie and his wife Linda played tourist and visited Kruger National Park. View a few photos he took while on the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.