When former Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Carman departed in March, he praised his relationship with Deputy Chief Lewis Broschard, who succeeded Carman as fire chief. "I hope he gets a deputy chief that he can count on as much as I have," Carman said at his retirement ceremony.
Broschard did not waste any time, as ConFire announced the May 1 appointment of Assistant Fire Chief Aaron McAlister as the district deputy fire chief. In his new role, McAlister will supervise the operations of the 400-employee fire organization, reporting directly to Broschard.
"I'm honored to be selected for this incredible and challenging leadership position for one of the busiest fire districts in the state," McAlister said in a statement. "While we have accomplished much for the citizens we serve in recent years, significant challenges remain and I look forward to working with our team and community leaders to ensure we continue to deliver the very best emergency services anywhere."