A friendly face is back saving the beauty that is the Santa Clarita Valley.
Assistant Fire Chief Dean G. McGuire has served in the Los Angeles County Fire Department for 33 years. Before his promotion to Assistant Fire Chief, Chief McGuire served the Santa Clarita Valley as a Battalion Chief in the Battalion 22 office in Canyon Country.
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Chief McGuire elected to continue his career as the Assistant Chief in the Santa Clarita Valley over other offers to serve closer to home. “I have a great regard for this community. I am well acquainted with the vulnerabilities our residents face in the fire prone areas, and it is a pleasure to work with the highly skilled firefighters who live and work in this valley.”
Born in Los Angeles and after working as a paramedic for 10 years, Chief McGuire served as Captain of several fire stations in the Santa Clarita Valley, where he became well acquainted with the wild-land fire hazards in the community.
Chief McGuire was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2006, and worked for three years serving the communities of East L.A., as well as two years as the Chief of Homeland Security.
The Assistant Chief has responded to numerous fires and emergency incidents impacting the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond, including the Station Fire, the Buckweed Fire, the Simi Fire, the Calabasas and Marple Fires, the Cooper Fire and many others. McGuire has served as a Strike Team leader, responsible for 140 firefighters protecting and saving homes in many of the incidents mentioned.
Chief McGuire lives in Seal Beach with his wife of 22 years, Donna. They have four grown children and one granddaughter.
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Article Name: LACoFD: Dean G. McGuire, New Assistant Fire Chief of the SCV
Article Source: Santa Clarita News