Tom Marshall to lead Emergency Operations

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County Fire Chief Dan Munsey is pleased to announce the assignment of Assistant Chief Tom Marshall as the new Deputy Chief of Emergency Operations, effective immediately.  Chief Marshall will oversee the department’s fire, rescue and EMS  operations.

Fire Chief Dan Munsey stated, “Chief Marshall has demonstrated the ability to successfully manage resources and has shown strong leadership throughout his 22 years with the District. His vast array of experience, coupled with his strong leadership skills, will move this complex, all-risk department forward in operations in accordance with its mission and values.”

Chief Marshall proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp prior to starting his fire service career in 1990.  Marshall has over 29 years of experience in the fire service, starting off as a volunteer firefighter. He began his full-time career as a Firefighter with the Fort Irwin Fire Department, crossing over to County Fire as an Engineer in 1998. Since then, Marshall has worked his way through the ranks, promoting to Captain in 2001, Battalion Chief in 2014 and Assistant Chief in 2016. Marshall has served on the USAR team and has been proactive on numerous committees.

“I am honored to serve in my new role. Community involvement and fostering relationships with our cooperators remains a priority,” stated Chief Tom Marshall. “The challenges of the fire service are forever evolving. I will continue focusing on improving our firefighting technology and enacting innovative modern firefighting to best serve our communities.”

Chief Marshall has served in every division of the District and is familiar with the unique and diverse needs of the respective divisions. He currently serves on a Type II Incident Management Team, where he has been active since 2002, responding to hundreds of large-scale emergency  incidents. Marshall is a qualified California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) instructor and holds CSFM Fire and Chief Officer certificates.

Chief Marshall and his wife Amy have two grown children. In their leisure time, they enjoy boating, off-roading, travelling and spending quality time with their family.

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