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Dan Orr

Position: Interim Fire Chief
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Chief Orr joined the District’s management team in December of 2015 as the Community Risk Reduction/Long Range Planning Chief. Chief Orr became interested in the fire service while stationed in Yuma Arizona in the Marine Corp. He started his fire service career in Pismo Beach, California as a paid – call firefighter. He held the ranks of Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, and Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal. Thirteen years later, he left Pismo Beach as the Fire Chief and became the Operations Chief for the City of Santa Maria. In his 15 year career with Santa Maria, he held the positions of Operations Chief, Shift Battalion Chief, and served as the Fire Chief for the last four years there.

Chief Orr is a certified Fire Officer and Chief Officer through the State of California. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Education. He has traveled over the western United States teaching firefighting techniques, basic management, and leadership classes. He has been nicknamed “Chief Doom” by the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for Fire District 3. Chief Orr is active in teaching emergency preparedness throughout the County.

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