Board President, Matthew J. Stamey, announced this evening the appointment of Paige Meyer to the position of Fire Chief for the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. Chief Meyer is currently the Fire Chief for the City of Vallejo and will join San Ramon Valley Fire on March 18. Chief Meyer fills the Fire Chief position which became vacant when Chief Richard Price retired in December 2012.
"The Fire Board reviewed and interviewed numerous outstanding candidates to fill the role of Fire Chief," said Board President Stamey. "Our goal was to select a Fire Chief with an unyielding understanding of Fire and Emergency Services along with the communication and leadership skills necessary to lead this organization."
Prior to joining the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, Chief Meyer spent 15 years with the Vallejo Fire Department. He has over 20 years of fire service experience, beginning as a volunteer Firefighter and later as a Public Safety Officer in Sunnyvale. In 1998 he was hired in Vallejo and has held the positions of Firefighter, Captain, Battalion Chief and Fire Chief. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration from California State University at Chico and an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Science from Butte College.
"Chief Meyer possesses a unique combination of skills," said Director Stamey. "He has proven he can lead during economically challenging times and has demonstrated his ability to focus an organization around a core mission in order to best serve the community. We selected an exceptional leader for an exceptional organization."