City of Bishop: Fire Chief Selected

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CITY OF BISHOP AND BISHOP RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

Joe Dell selected as new Fire Chief

Mr. Joe Dell has been selected to lead the Bishop Fire Department as its new Chief effective June 1, 2018.

In a joint statement issued by City Administrator Jim Tatum and Rural Fire Commission Chairman Mike Holland, they said, “We are excited that Mr. Dell has accepted our offer to lead our great fire department.  He brings over 24 years of experience in the fire service, from being a local volunteer firefighter in Lone Pine to his current position as Lieutenant in Castle Rock, Colorado.  It is important to note that his current position of lieutenant in Colorado is equal to that of a captain in California.”

The Bishop City Council and the Bishop Rural Fire Protection District Commission welcomes Mr. Dell, his wife, and children to Bishop.  Their relocation to Bishop is being worked out, and Mr. Dell looks forward to starting his new position as Fire Chief on June 1, 2018.

Pat O’Neil, longtime Bishop Fire Department member and Assistant Fire Chief, will continue as Interim Fire Chief until Mr. Dell’s arrival in June.