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By Jeff Pack

Temecula's new fire chief, Jodie Gray, marks milestone for city


Last updated 3/8/2019 at 1:28am

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Temecula's new fire chief is Jodie Gray.

Jodie Gray, a 28-year fire service veteran, was appointed fire chief for Temecula, replacing fire Chief Charlie DeHart who retired after three years in the position.

It also marks a couple of firsts for the city of Temecula.

Gray is the city's first female fire chief and with Temecula Police Chief Lisa McConnell in charge of the city's sheriff's deputies since 2017, it is the first time that Temecula has females holding both public safety leadership positions at the same time.

Temecula City Manager Aaron Adams estimated Temecula may be the only city in California that can make that disti...

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