Harold Wolgamott

Career in Emergency Service Management

Contact Me:

Personal Email : hwolgamott@aol.com

Work Phone : (831) 675-5000

Address : Gonzales, CA


Emergency Services Director \ Special Project Analyst

City of Gonzales - Government  - 2008-Present

Coordinate government with local businesses
Emergency coordinator for City Instructor
ICS, Haz Mat, Terrorism, EMS, CPR
Manage Special Projects

Fire Services Director

City of Gonzales - 2001-2008

Coordinate municipal government with volunteer agency
Coordinated maintenance program
Emergency coordinator for City
Instructor - ICS, Haz Mat, Terrorism, EMS, CPR

City Council Member

City of Gonzales - 1986-2001

Mayor - 2 years
Represented City on regional council

Board of Directors

Association of Montery Bay Area Governments, Marina, CA - 1986-2001

Represented region to state and national organizations
President 3 times

Board of Directors

California Council of Government, Sacramento, CA - 1988-2001

Represented State to National Association
Represented California in Western COG, President of WCOG 1 year
President 1 year

Board of Directors

Nat. Assn. of Regional Councils, Washington, DC - 1990-2001

Coordinated national efforts for regional councils
Lobbied for coordinated federal efforts in many areas

BLS Regional Faculty

American Heart Association, Fresno, CA - 1973-Present

Teach CPR and First Aid
Teach and monitor instructors
Monitor training centers for compliance with standards


Russ' TV Service, Gonzales, CA - 1972-2001

Television Repair Shop
Video Rental Operations Added

Assistant Chief of Operations

Gonzales Volunteer Fire Deparment, Gonzales, CA - 1973-2001

Coordinated training and maintenance programs
Command at fire incidents
Trainer for Haz Mat, Rescue, and EMS

EMS Instructor

Monterey County EMS Agency, Salinas, CA - 1975-2001

Taught and monitored instructors
Taught EMS Programs

Telecommunications Systems Instructor

United States Air Force, Biloxi, MS - 1968-1972

Taught all facets of communications system integration


M.S., Fire Science

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ - 2004-2005

Executive Fire Officer Program

National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, MD - 1999-2003

B.S., Fire Administration

Cogswell College, Sunnyvale, CA- 1998-2003

Emergency Management Development Certificate

Emergency Management Institution, Emmitsburg, MD- 2001-2003

A.A., General Education

Hartnell College, Salinas, CA- 1973-1990

Internet Development Certificate

Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA - 1999-2003

Vocational Teaching Credential, Lifetime

California Office of Education, Sacramento, CA- 1980


Emergency Services, volunteer organizations, computers, internet use, fishing, and motorcycles. Highest priority is family. Grandchildren are very good.

Boy Scouts: was an Eagle Scout w/Palm, Scouter's and Scoutmaster's Key, Order of the Arrow - Vigil Honor, Woodbadge - 3 beads