Daly City - City Manager
John C. Martin announced that Ron D. Myers has
been selected as the new Fire Chief of the Daly
City Fire Department. Myers, who has served
as Deputy Fire Chief for the City of San Mateo
for the past two years, will assume the top
post of the Daly City Fire Department on July
15. He is an 18-year fire service veteran, and
previously served as the Fire Chief of the Oroville
am thoroughly impressed with the overall professionalism
and high standards of the Daly City Fire Department,"
Myers said. "The department is well trained
and equipped to provide quality service to the
community and has an excellent reputation throughout
Fire Chief Michael Orloff commended the selection
of Myers. "I have known Ron since he came
to San Mateo and feel he will do a very good
job for Daly City," Orloff said.
began his career in the field of fire service
in 1978, when he served as a cadet for the Oroville
Fire Department. He held the position of Firefighter
in the Oroville department from 1981-1983, when
he was promoted to Apparatus Engineer. In 1989
he was promoted to Company Officer and was named
Chief of the Oroville Fire Department in 1995.
Myers simultaneously served as the city's Administrator
and Fire Chief until he accepted the position
of Deputy Chief with the San Mateo Fire Department.
is a uniquely qualified individual and a clear
choice for Fire Chief," said City Manager
John C. Martin. "He is a Certified Fire
Chief in the State of California, a distinction
very few in the profession have earned. Ron
is also a proven leader and capable manager
who brings an array of skill sets to Daly City."
earned an Associate of Arts degree in Fire Science
at Butte Community College and a Bachelor of
Arts in Public Administration at California
State University, Chico. He also holds an advanced
degree in Negotiations and Conflict Management
from California State University, Dominguez
Hills. Myers was among the very first individuals
to pass the rigorous Certified Fire Chief program
in the state. He is also a Certified Chief Officer
and Company Officer as well as a Certified Firefighter.
will become the eighth Fire Chief in the Daly
City Fire Department's 51-year history. He succeeds
former Chief Robert J. O'Donnell, a 30-year
department veteran who retired on September
28, 2001. Former Chief Michael Orloff returned
to the Daly City Fire Department to serve in
an interim capacity following O'Donnell's retirement.
Orloff will resume his retirement in July.