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Templeton welcomes new interim fire chief 

Steven Negro

Steven Negro

The Templeton Community Services District is announced Monday the appointment of a new interim fire chief: Steven Negro.

Chief Negro begins work at the district the week of Feb. 10, 2014. He looks forward to working with the members of the Fire Department, staff, and the community at large, a district statement reads.

“The Templeton Community Services District is fortunate to have someone of Chief Negro’s caliber and background joining us,” said Jeff Briltz, general manager of the Templeton Community Services District.

Chief Negro has more than 40 years in the fire service. He started at the age of 16 as a volunteer firefighter for the Soquel Fire Department and retired in 2006 after 15 years as the fire chief of the Salinas Rural Fire Protection District in Monterey County. He currently maintains a position on the Federal Type 1 Incident Management Team.

The Templeton assignment is Negro’s third interim position since his retirement, he has previously served as the interim fire chief for the City of Soledad and as the interim fire marshal for the City of Salinas.

Negro, who was selected from a field of local candidates, has a Bachelor of Arts, Public Administration Degree from Fresno State University.

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