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Oakland selects Damon Covington as new hearth chief

(KRON) — Oakland named Damon Covington, a 24-year veteran in firefighting, as town’s new hearth chief on Friday.

“I’m thrilled that Chief Covington has accepted this necessary appointment to change into the following chief of our proud Oakland Fireplace Division,” stated Mayor Sheng Thao. “Damon Covington has a distinguished skilled resume from his 24 years of expertise within the hearth service, and his private dedication to the security of Oaklanders is unparalleled.”

Previous to this appointment, Covington served in an array of roles over his 24 12 months profession with the Oakland Fireplace Division, together with firefighter, hearth engineer, lieutenant, captain, battalion chief, deputy chief, and most just lately interim hearth chief.

Fireplace Chief Damon Covington (Picture courtesy Oakland Fireplace Division)

“Chief Covington is a extremely skilled, enthusiastic chief, with a deep understanding of the complicated public security wants and emergency preparedness challenges in Oakland,” stated Metropolis Administrator Jestin Johnson. “His skilled expertise, imaginative and prescient for the division, and dedication to Oakland aligns completely with the qualities we sought within the subsequent Fireplace Chief.”

Covington moved to the East Bay throughout his early childhood, graduated from Bishop O’Dowd Excessive Faculty in Oakland, and is the proud father of 1 son.

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