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Demetrious Shaffer Appointed Interim Fire Chief

Shaffer will succeed previous Alameda County Fire Chief Sheldon Gilbert.

Demetrious Shaffer Appointed Interim Fire Chief

By Bay City News

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has appointed Demetrious Shaffer to be the county's interim fire chief, effective immediately.

Shaffer will succeed previous "to pursue other career objectives and interests," but later moved up his resignation to Tuesday.

Board of Supervisors President Nate Miley said in a statement, "While Chief Gilbert's departure was sooner than expected, we are fortunate to have an experienced fire chief serving as a deputy chief with the Alameda County Fire Department."

Miley said Shaffer "is well prepared to step into the role as interim fire chief, based on his experience as the Newark Fire Chief and President of the California Fire Chiefs Association."

The Board of Supervisors said it will conduct a recruitment process to hire a permanent fire chief.

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