Chair, Fire Department Safety Officers Association
Eric Valliere currently serves as Chair of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA). He also serves as Co-Chair of the regional Valley Safety Officers (VSO) committee, Chair for the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association Safety, Health, & Survival (SHS) Section, and the Lead Arizona State Advocate for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Everyone Goes Home program. He has been serving on the FDSOA Board since 2013 and is very engaged in the Phoenix regional automatic-aid committees and Fire Department Labor-Management Teams.
Chief Valliere is also Assistant Chief of the Scottsdale Fire Department in Arizona and has been an active fire service member for over 31 years. started as a firefighter with the Mesa Fire Department in 1991 and came to the Scottsdale Fire Department as Battalion Chief in 2005 when the department was transitioning to a municipal organization. During his career, he has worked in and managed all areas of the Scottsdale Fire Department, including Operations, EMS, Training, Prevention & CRR, Resource/Logistics/Fire Fleet, Administration/HR, and Safety, Health, & Wellness.
Chief Valliere has a passion for safety and strives to strengthen the safety culture within his organization, the state of Arizona, the Phoenix Regional Auto-aid System, and nationally by promoting the FDSOA's and NFFF's mission. He feels it is critically important to promote the 16 National Life Safety Initiatives (NLSIs) at the local and national levels, promote new and innovative ways to deliver safety education and information, and build a consistent and sustainable safety culture nationally.