SIMON SAGE retired from the Los Angeles County fire department after 38 years in the Fire Service. He was a Hazardous Materials Specialist for 25 years assigned to one of  the departments Hazardous Materials Task Forces. His involvement included being a member of the departments Hazmat training cadre for the recruit training unit as well as primary training and continuing education for all hazmat response team members. He is certified by the California Specialized Training Institute as a Hazmat instructor and was a training consultant for LOSH for 24 years before becoming the LOSH hazmat coordinator