The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has appointed Demetrious Shaffer as county Fire Chief.
Shaffer has served as Interim Fire Chief since June, following former Fire Chief Sheldon Gilbert’s resignation.
“We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Demetrious Shaffer, who we believe will be an outstanding fire chief for Alameda County,’’ said Nate Miley, President of the Board of Supervisors.
Shaffer began his career as a firefighter in Mountain View and steadily moved up the ranks before being appointed as Newark Fire Chief in 2005, and is the current president of the California Fire Chiefs Association.
“We look forward to working with Chief Shaffer and know that the department and the county will benefit from his past experience as a chief and his statewide leadership role,” said Susan S. Muranishi, county administrator.