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New Fullerton/Brea Fire Chief

New Fire Chief Adam Loeser was sworn in at a joint Fullerton/Brea public ceremony on January 22 at EV Free Church in Fullerton.  The church was selected for the ceremony because of its ample size and location on the border of Fullerton and Brea since Loeser will serve as Chief for the joint Fire Department.

Chief Loeser began his duties on December 30, 2018 following the retirement of former Fire Chief Wolfgang Knabe.

Loeser joined the Fullerton Fire Department in 2002 as a Firefighter and rose through the ranks to Firefighter/Paramedic,  Engineer/Paramedic, Captain/Paramedic in 2013 he was promoted to Battalion Chief of Operations for the newly joined Fullerton/Brea Fire Department and then in 2014 to Division Chief of Training prior to his promotion to Deputy Chief of Operations.

Loeser is a State Certified Fire Chief Officer and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii, where he attended on an athletic scholarship. He is a member of California Fire Chiefs Association, Orange County Fire Chiefs Association, and the Brea Rotary Club.

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