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Alameda County Fire Department
Sunday June 2nd, 2019 :: 03:29 p.m. PDT


Governor Newsom Appoints Fire Chief Rocha to the State Board of Fire Services

On Friday, May 31, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) Fire Chief David Rocha to the State Board of Fire Services. Chief Rocha has served as Fire Chief of the ACFD since 2014.

The State Board of Fire Services is an advisory board to the California State Fire Marshal. The Board is comprised of representatives of fire service labor associations, fire chiefs, fire districts, volunteer firefighters, city and county government, Office of Emergency Services, and the insurance industry. The Board is chaired by the California State Fire Marshal.

The Board provides a forum for addressing fire protection and prevention issues of statewide concern; develops technical and performance standards for training of fire service personnel; accredits curriculum; establishes policy for the certification system for the California Fire Service; advises the State Fire Marshal on dissemination of regulations; and sits as an appeals board on the application of California State Fire Marshal regulations.

The appointment is for a 4-year term in a seat designated for a California Metropolitan Fire Chief. The California Metropolitan Fire Chiefs are the 16 largest municipal fire departments in the State. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Chief Rocha currently serves as the Chairperson of the Metro Chiefs, as well as a member of the California Fire Chiefs Association Executive Board.

Alameda County Fire Department
6363 Clark Ave
Dublin, CA 94568

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-833-3473

Aisha Knowles
Public Information Officer
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