The City of Alameda announced this week that Fire Chief Michael D’Orazi will retire from the Alameda Fire Department again.
D’Orazi had retired from the department in 2007, and then came out of retirement in 2011 to serve as Interim Fire Chief, ultimately being formally appointed to the role on December 19th, 2011.
His retirement becomes effective December 27th of this year.
City Manager John Russo will appoint Deputy Chief Doug Long as Acting Fire Chief.
According to a city press release, Long joined the Alameda Fire Department as a firefighter in 1988. In 1997 he was promoted to Lieutenant, and then to Captain in 1999. In 2011 he was promoted to Division Chief where he was a shift platoon commander. In addition to his shift responsibilities, he was the Chief in charge of special operations which includes hazardous materials, technical rescue, and marine operations. In 2014 Long was assigned to the Deputy Fire Chief position where he has had oversight of Operational Divisions including Fire Prevention.