Sacramento’s new fire chief was appointed on Monday.

Walter White is the Sacramento Fire Department’s 21st Fire Chief and was presented as chief by Sacramento city manager John Shirey.

“I believe that Walt White has the skills necessary to take the Fire Department to the next level in effective service delivery,” said John Shirey, City Manager.  “He is committed to finding new and innovative solutions to improving our fire and paramedic services which is important given the changing times.”

A 30-year firefighting veteran, White is currently the Assistant Fire Chief with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District and is Director of Training, Health and Safety.

“I am humbled and honored to be trusted with this responsibility,” said White. “It is my goal to foster an empowered workforce, identify organizational efficiencies and maintain the highly reliable operation of services provided by the Sacramento Fire Department.”

White takes the reigns of the top job on July 2. The Sacramento Fire Department employs 656 people and has an annual budget of $95 million.


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