Firefighter of the Year

Matt Robertson, Firefighter/Paramedic

Matt grew up in Chino Hills where he graduated from Ayala High School.  He studied Fire Science at Mount San Antonio College and completed a state-accredited fire academy at Riverside Community College.  He studied paramedicine at Orange Coast College before receiving his paramedic license from National College of Technical Instruction in 2010. Matt is currently working to complete his bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medical Services Management from Columbia Southern University.   

Matt and his wife, Crystal, reside in Huntington Beach with their two sons, Barron and Boden.

Robertson, Matt


Matt Robertson is a Firefighter/Paramedic and a four-year veteran of the Chino Valley Fire District.  He is a member of the District’s Urban Search and Rescue and Swift Water Rescue teams.  Matt is an International Association of Fire Fighters Survival Instructor. He has competed in the annual California Fire EMS and Disaster Conference (CFED) paramedic competition.  He placed first in 2018 and second in 2019 with team member Adam Barker.    

Award and Service

Matt was nominated as Firefighter of the Year by his peers for his service and commitment to the District.  

Matt’s positive attitude, professionalism, and solid work ethic are just a few of his attributes.  He serves on the Fire Ground Survival Committee and is an instructor for the District’s new hire academy.  He is a member of the Chino Valley Fire Foundation and is the facilities coordinator for the Make a Child Smile program.  He is on the Saint Paddy’s Festival committee. He also serves as a member of the ALS Association’s Golden West Chapter.  

In his personal life, Matt enjoys skiing, mountain biking, endurance sports, and camping with his family.