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Weiser to lead Riverside County Fire Department

Bill Weiser has been named Riverside County’s fire chief.

A 39-year fire service veteran, Weiser was appointed unanimously by the board of supervisors earlier this month and took office immediately, according to a statement on the county’s website.

“We are very pleased to welcome Bill Weiser as our new Riverside County Fire Chief,” said Riverside County Board Chair V. Manuel Perez in the statement. “Chief Weiser brings great experience in the fire service to lead the Riverside County Fire Department in this crucial role.”

Weiser was also named CALFIRE/Riverside Unit Chief by the California Department of Forestry. He took over that position early this month.

During his 34 years in Riverside County, Weiser has been a training captain at Ben Clark Training Center and battalion chief for the Perris Battalion.

His most recent position was division chief, where he oversaw operations in Bautista Camp, Hemet Ryan Air Base, the San Jacinto and Mountain Battalions as well as the department’s hazardous materials emergency response program, according to the statement.

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