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Menlo Park Fire Protection District to appoint new chief next week

Original post made on Dec 16, 2021

Mark Lorenzen, who has nearly 31 years of experience with the Ventura County Fire Department, is anticipated to begin his service as the Menlo Park district's chief in early February.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 1:21 PM

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park
on Dec 16, 2021 at 10:43 am

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

He has a great track record on innovation - which in the fire service is often difficult:

"During Lorenzen's tenure, the Ventura County Air Unit — a joint operation of the county fire and sheriff's departments — bought three surplus Blackhawk military helicopters that were converted to Firehawk helicopters for fighting wildfires. After the Thomas Fire, Lorenzen worked with legislators in Sacramento to help secure $25 million for technology infrastructure updates and to revamp the statewide system for ordering fire resources."

Hopefully the Fire Board will encourage and embrace his ability to innovate.


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