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New chief takes helm at Riverside County Fire Department


Last updated 8/10/2018 at 2:22pm


Shawn C. Newman is the new chief of the Riverside County Fire Department as of Aug. 1.

RIVERSIDE – A veteran Cal Fire supervisor with several decades experience on the fire lines and in management started work Wednesday, Aug. 1, as the new chief of the Riverside County Fire Department.

The appointment of Shawn C. Newman was approved by the board of supervisors, based on a recommendation by Cal Fire administrators.

"It is truly my honor and privilege to return to Riverside as the fire chief and support the men and women of Cal Fire and the Riverside County Fire Department who respond to and serve the communities within Riverside County each and every day," Newman said.


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