Daniel Chacon’s roots in the fire service began at a very young age as a son of a Fire Chief. His interest in the fire service continued in high school as he completed the fire academy, EMT training, and received his lifeguard certificate. Daniel worked as an emergency dispatcher at Biola University as he pursued his bachelor’s degree in sociology and social work. In 2006, Daniel started his firefighting career as a seasonal firefighter with Cal Fire. After graduating from college and completing four seasons as a firefighter, he left the fire service and joined the staff of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation in 2010.