Dan McCormick was appointed as the District’s new Fire Chief, effective January 1, 2014. McCormick has worked for the Park District since 1989 when he was hired as an administrative analyst in Aquatics.
McCormick is a graduate of UC Irvine, where he earned his BA in Economics. He has been serving in the Public Safety Division as the Assistant Fire Chief of Aquatics since the Lifeguard Services moved to Public Safety in January 2007.
McCormick gained his firefighting experience in the District’s Industrial Fire Department for 11 years, during which time he served as a Fire Lieutenant.
“Dan is an excellent manager and well respected by his peers in the Fire Service and throughout the District,” said East Bay Regional Park District General Manager Robert Doyle.
The previous Park District Fire Chief, Ken Blonski, retired in December 2013.