San Bernardino Appoints New Fire Chief

Dan Munsey has worked for the San Bernardino County Fire Department, in every single division, for the past 24 years. Now, he’s become its top leader. Munsey has been appointed chief by County CEO Gary McBride, effective immediately. He succeeds Mark Hartwig who now leads Santa Barbara County Fire.

Munsey most recently served as assistant chief, a job he has held since 2014. He was promoted to captain in 2004 and battalion chief in 2008.

Munsey earned a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Grand Canyon University. He is also a graduate of the San Bernardino County Management & Leadership Academy.

“Being chosen to serve as fire chief for this organization is a tremendous honor,” said Munsey in a press release. "This is a team of highly skilled, dedicated professionals who serve a great community. I am excited about this opportunity to lead them and provide them with the tools and the environment they need to help County Fire fully achieve its great potential.”