On Tuesday, the Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board of Directors appointed Lewis T. Broschard III to the position of Fire Chief of the Contra Costa Fire Protection District.
The move came after Fire Chief Jeff Carman announced he would be retiring in March.
The fire board, comprised of the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, unanimously voted in favor of Broschard III in a 4-0 vote. “I am really grateful for the opportunity, it is not about the fire chief, its about the team. We have an excellent team,” said Broschard. “We are working together to fulfill that vision statement of being a premier fire service leader in the industry but just doing the core work of doing good public service.”
Broschard acknowledged there was still much work ahead of them, but was looking forward to the challenge.