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Fire Department has new battalion chief

The Mountain View Fire Department has a new battalion chief in Cliff Del Carlo, a 27-year veteran of the department.

Del Carlo was promoted from fire captain on May 31. He and two other battalion chiefs take turns, in two-day shifts, overseeing the day-to-day operations of all of the city's fire stations.

Police chief and interim fire Chief Scott Vermeer wrote in a memo that Del Carlo was a "competent emergency scene manager providing strong leadership and sound tactical direction," and that he had a "calm and logical approach to personnel issues."

Daniel DeBolt

Comments

Posted by Peter, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 1, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Cliff is a community gem. Cliff's calm demeanor, knowledge and interpersonal skills make him an excellent choice for battalion chief.... Congratulations Cliff!


Posted by Bill Crawford MVPD (ret), a resident of another community
on Jul 1, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Cliff is a great guy for this position: humble but with a good and constant command presence. I've worked with him for years . I think highly of him, but more important, our firefighters in Mountain View think highly of him too!

Congratulations Cliff. Now are you gonna buy me the coffee you owe me!?

Sincere best wishes! Bill (Barney) Crawford


Posted by NW Resident, a resident of North Whisman
on Jul 2, 2009 at 9:20 am

Cliff also attended schools in MV from elementary through high school, so it's good to see another local son work his way up through the ranks. He's been very willing to give some of his time back to the schools, which is much appreciated.

Congratulations Cliff on your much-deserved promotoion.


Posted by Joe, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 3, 2009 at 12:01 am

Cliff is a great guy! Besides, he can still pull off the mustache, even after all these years.


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