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Douglas R. MacDonald Biography

Douglas R. MacDonald
Douglas R. MacDonald

Retired Fire Chief Douglas R. MacDonald, of the Los Alamos County Fire Department, has served 39 plus years in the fire service. He has been awarded numerous awards and commendations at the local, state, and national level, including Fire House Magazine’s Heroism and Community Service Award and the Department of Energy "Medal of Valor".

Chief MacDonald has been internationally published in periodicals, trade magazines, International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) publications, Public Entity Risk Institute White Papers, and Under Fire. Chief MAC has served on the International Association of Fire Chiefs - Accreditation and Wildland Fire Policy committees, and was also a member of the Department of the Interior/USDA Forest Service Cohesive Strategy Oversight Committee, which was created with the FLAME Act. Chief MacDonald currently serves as one of the co-chairs to the Western Regional Strategy Committee for the Cohesive Strategy.

Chief MacDonald is committed to giving back to the community and has been the President of Los Alamos Visiting Nurses, Los Alamos United Way, Las Cumbres Learning Center. He is actively involved with many community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Los Alamos Heart Council. Currently, "Chief MAC" is volunteering his expertise to the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) on wildland fire related activities.