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Robert Acosta
has over 30 years of Public Safety experience. Robert recentlyretired from the Orange County Fire Authority where he served as a Firefighter, Paramedic, Engineer, Fire Captain, Battalion Chief and Division Chief. The primary role of a Division Chief is to act as the local fire chief for cities within the assigned division, which included Westminster, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach. As Division Chief Robert managed and led over 100 sworn and civilian personnel with focus on developing working relationships while maintaining professional integrity.  In addition to operational duties, Robert provided oversight to a budget of over $18 million.  Post retirement, Robert has worked as an Emergency Services consultant for both the public and private sectors.


Robert is a second generation Mexican-American born and raised in Santa Ana, California. His family was active in Santa Ana City Politics where he learned the value of community activism. The Acosta Family Scholarship Fund was founded to sponsor Hispanic students on their journey to become firefighters.  His studies include Business at California Coast University, and vocational curriculums for the National Fire Academy’s Chief Officer Certification,  California State Fire Marshalls Fire Captain Curriculum, and California State Paramedicine Curriculum.   


Robert is passionate about sports and recognizes the value that they bring to a community. He has served on multiple sports-related Committees and coached youth sports, including baseball, soccer, softball and basketball. In his spare time Robert enjoys surfing, snowboarding and cycling.    

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