Glendale Hires New Fire Chief

The City of Glendale is welcoming a new fire chief. Timothy Ernst’s appointment was confirmed by the City Council Wednesday. His swearing-in ceremony will take place September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Brittany M. 09/15/2022 - 6:39 AM
Palm Springs Fire Chief Resigns

Another senior official from the City of Palm Springs has resigned, leaving staff in search of a replacement. Fire Chief Kevin Nalder stepped down effective immediately, according to the city.

Brittany M. 08/25/2022 - 11:11 AM
Kristin Crowley to Make History as LA’s First Female Fire Chief
"LAFD is leading a transformative national discussion about strengthening equity and inclusion," the mayor said.
Brittany M. 01/19/2022 - 6:22 AM
Hemet Fire Chief Retires

Hemet Fire Chief Scott Brown has retired nearly six years to the day he took office. His last day was Friday, March 12.

Brittany M. 03/23/2021 - 5:06 AM
Manhattan Beach Fire Chief Dismissed Over Comments

The chief of the Manhattan Beach Fire Department has been terminated after using an “inappropriate” phrase repeatedly during a meeting of regional public safety officials.

Brittany M. 06/23/2020 - 8:29 AM
Meet the Fire Chief of Placentia's New Fire and Life Safety Department

Placentia has hired a fire chief for its brand new Fire and Life Safety Department. John Pono Van Gieson will take over March 3.

Brittany M. 03/03/2020 - 9:25 AM
Placentia Hires Interim Chief for New Fire Department

Placentia has hired an interim fire chief to help the city transition to its own locally controlled fire department.

Brittany M. 06/24/2019 - 8:05 PM
Garden Grove Fire Chief Dead at 54

Tom Schultz passed away after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

Brittany M. 01/30/2019 - 10:54 PM
Bret Black Hired as Piedmont Fire Chief

Bret Black, who currently serves as a battalion chief for the Clovis Fire Department, was given the nod by the Piedmont City Council on September 17. He will take over at the start of next month.

Brittany M. 09/25/2018 - 3:32 AM
Glendale’s Fire Chief Announces Retirement

Glendale is preparing to say goodbye to a public safety executive who has called city government home for more than 30 years.

Brittany M. 09/11/2018 - 5:24 AM