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Thomas Paine

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic

Bio: Thomas was born in Gig Harbor, WA living in Texas, New Jersey, and California while growing up. He has been a Sonoma County resident for 33 years. Thomas is married going on 24 years this year. His wife is a nurse at Kaiser Hospital. He is a father through adoption with a 9 yr old daughter and 7 yr old son. For fun, he enjoys hiking, surfing, playing music, traveling, and the occasional endurance event.

Year started with District: 2021

Hometown: Santa Rosa

Educational Background: Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO 1994-1996 – General Education, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 2006-2008 – BA in Psychology 

Career History: Thomas started his career in the Scuba Diving industry becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor with PADI in 1999. He has spent the majority of his career in the corporate world working as an Account Manager in the Waste & Recycling industry and, more recently, in the Material Handling industry. Thomas started his fire career in 2018 volunteering with Graton Fire Protection District and working for American Medical Response-SLS.

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