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Fire Chief

FireFire Command Staff

Jeffrey Schach

Jeff Schach, Fire Chief, joined the Petaluma Fire Department in 2000. He has served the City as a Firefighter/Paramedic, Fire Captain, Battalion Chief, Emergency Operations Manager, Assistant Fire Chief, and now Fire Chief. Jeff is a native to Sonoma County and after graduating from Sonoma State University and living in Cotati, he started his fire career close to home, here in Petaluma. Jeff still lives in Cotati with his wife and a son in high school. He has been the Fire Chief since March 2022 and is excited to lead the organization into its next chapter after the community’s passage of the Measure U sales tax. He is in the process of taking a fresh look at fire operations and facilities and is working with City Leadership to leverage Measure U funds moving forward.

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