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Deer Valley Press is owned and operated by The Fire Services Training Institute (FSTI)

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.

William C. Teie joins FSTI Board of Directors

William C. Teie.

The Fire Services Training Institute is pleased to announce that William Teie has joined the FSTI Board of Directors. Chief Teie’s Deer Valley Press and FSTI have worked together on various educational programs and text books for over fifteen years. Bill is joining the Board as part of the merger of Deer Valley Press into FSTI.

Chief Teie retired after 34 years from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection – CDF (Now CalFire). Starting his career as a seasonal firefighter, he worked up through the ranks to Deputy Director for Fire Protection. As Deputy Director, he was responsible for all fire protection programs within CDF. During his career he was very active in the California fire service community serving on several statewide boards and committees including President of the California Fire Chiefs Association in 1986.

Today, Deer Valley Press, Firefighter’s Handbook On Wildland Firefighting, Strategy, Tactics and Safety, Fourth Edition and Leadership For The Wildland Fire Officer, Leading In A Dangerous Profession, Second Edition are published through Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University and are two of the most successful publications on wildland firefighting worldwide.