Employee of the Year

Alma Nielsen, Administrative Secretary

Alma attended Mt. San Antonio College, Chaffey College, and Cal Poly Pomona.


Alma began her employment with the Fire District in September 2004.

Alma served as the Permit Technician for 11 years before being promoted to Administrative Secretary to Emergency Services and Support Services.

Alma Nielsen.

Award and Service

Alma was selected by her peers for her dedication to the District and the energy that she brings to her position.  She is courteous and helpful to others and an excellent mentor to other employees.  In her spare time, she volunteers as Secretary to the Chino Valley Fire Foundation, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting life, safety and welfare of the public through education.  She assists with their events on weekends and holidays.   

Alma’s previous experience includes being a Dispatcher for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, as well as working for Vons.

Alma is married to Jim Nielsen and has 4 children: Janine, Richard, Jackie, and Jennifer.  She has 3 grandsons, Benjamin, Andrew and William.  

In her personal time, Alma enjoys traveling, boating, Yoga, shopping, and spending time in Napa.