June 19, 2012 > Alameda County Fire Department appoints Interim Chief
Alameda County Fire Department appoints Interim Chief
Submitted By Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Alameda County Board of Supervisors appointed Demetrious N. Shaffer as the Interim Alameda County Fire Chief effective June 13, 2012. This action was prompted by Fire Chief Sheldon Gilbert's notification to the Board of Supervisors that he would resign June 12. Previously, he planned to retire July 31.
"While Chief Gilbert's departure was sooner than expected, we are fortunate to have an experienced Fire Chief serving as Deputy Chief with the Alameda County Fire Department," said Nate Miley, President of the Board of Supervisors. "Demetrious is well prepared to step into the role as Interim Fire Chief, based on his experience as the Newark Fire Chief and President of the California Fire Chiefs Association."
The Board of Supervisors plans to conduct a recruitment process for the permanent Fire Chief.