Paul Hasenmeier is the Sunset Beach (NC) Fire Chief. Hasenmeier possesses a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University as well as a master’s degree in Public Administration from Capella University. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Additionally, Hasenmeier is certified as a Firefighter, Paramedic, Instructor, Fire Inspector, and all of NFPA 1670’s technical rescue disciplines.
In addition to his current duties and responsibilities as Fire Chief in Sunset Beach, Hasenmeier is a faculty member at Columbia Southern University where he teaches on-line courses in their fire administration program. Hasenmeier is an adjunct instructor for Bowling Green State University and teaches at their annual state fire school. He has presented on fire service topics across the United States and in Canada. Hasenmeier has also presented and facilitated school bus emergency planning to jurisdictions across the State of Ohio and in conjunction with the School Transportation News network.