This man could be our fire chief:
ALAMEDA COUNTY FIRE CHIEF SHELDON GILBERT
This man should be our fire chief. Alameda (city) Fire Department has proven failed management is the single biggest issue over many years; that problem simply is not going away. And certainly, it’s not going away when Gilmore puts a fire captain (not a chief) at the helm of our city’s fire services!
So what’s so great about Chief Gilbert? Well all the other fire chiefs of all 58 counties in California think he’s a big deal. Visionary. Extraordinary.
– ALAMEDA COUNTY FIRE CHIEF GILBERT NAMED 2011 CHIEF OF THE YEAR –
“Chief Gilbert’s demonstration of creativity, dynamic leadership in challenging economic times and sound vision has benefited the California fire service as a whole,” said CFCA President and ACFD Deputy Chief, Demetrious Shaffer.
Chief Gilbert has demonstrated “exemplary performance in training and education, fire service leadership and management, fire prevention, and community involvement.”
Chief Gilbert has “made a significant impact on the California fire service’s ability to meet the unique risks and challenges that are present within California.”
Note to Russo: Move AFD TO Alamada County Fire Department post haste! You’ll have an extra $2.5M+ for the city budget and improved fire services that meet and exceed contemporary standards through Chief Gilbert’s extraordinary leadership. And make the City of Alameda more attractive to the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!