Fire Chief Dave Friedel has over 35 years of career fire experience. Prior to coming to Lafayette in 2006, Chief Friedel worked for the Mountain View Fire Protection District for 25 years and retired as an Assistant Chief in charge of Emergency Medical Services. In 2006, Chief Friedel was hired by the City of Lafayette as Deputy Fire Chief to provide oversight of both the training and operations divisions. Chief Friedel has extensive knowledge in fire service operations and administration, and has degrees in both fire science and fire service management.
My continued vision is to keep moving the organization forward, and provide the highest levels of customer service to the community and surrounding service areas. Our personnel are highly trained and motivated individuals who are consistently looking at ways to improve the overall system. Through education, training, seminars, and statistical data collection we are continually analyzing how to best provide services to the citizens of Lafayette, as well as our neighboring cities, and towns.
I look forward to serving the City of Lafayette in this new capacity.