New RVFD leadership

Aaron Guerrero, right, is the Rockport Volunteer Fire Department’s new fire chief. Roy Laird, left, is the new assistant fire chief.

The Rockport Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) has a new fire chief and assistant fire chief.

At its Thursday, Dec. 2 meeting, RVFD members elected Aaron Guerrero as their new fire chief. At the same meeting, members elected Roy Laird as their new assistant fire chief.

Guerrero is a Rockport native and has been a member of the RVFD for 16 years. He has held many positions with the RVFD, ranging from firefighter to assistant chief. He offers a variety of skills and knowledge to the department. Guerrero graduated from Del Mar College in 2006 with a degree in Fire Science. Throughout his firefighting career, Guerrero has attended a variety of training classes to improve his skills that have proven beneficial to the department, as well as to the community.

Laird is also a Rockport native, and has been a member of the RVFD for 24 years. He serves alongside his father who also is a longtime member of the department. Laird has held a variety of positions within the department, from firefighter to assistant chief. He brings a vast amount of training and knowledge to the department. Through the years, Laird has attended a variety of training classes to help him sharpen his skills and knowledge.

The RVFD’s mission for the upcoming year is to improve the relationship it has with the community. Training and safety will be its top priority to ensure every RVFD member can provide top service to the community he or she serves.

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