Monterey Park Names Fire Chief

By EGP News Report

(EGP News) – A 29-year veteran who began his firefighting career with the Monterey Park department has been named permanent fire chief, Monterey Park City Manager Paul Talbot announced last week.

Formerly the acting fire chief, Jim Birrell made his way up through the ranks from firefighter/paramedic, engineer, fire captain, and battalion chief. He is also the city’s paramedic coordinator and fire service instructor.

Birrell grew up in Downey, California, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies from Cal State Long Beach, and is working towards his Master’s Degree in Emergency Services Administration.

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May 24, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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