San Bernardino County Fire Chief Dan Munsey has appointed Gary Jager as the new Assistant Chief of Division 2, County Fire’s East Valley Division. Chief Jager will oversee fire, rescue, and emergency medical response for the division. Division 2 encompasses the eastern half of the San Bernardino Valley and includes the City of San Bernardino, City of Grand Terrace, and community of Mentone.

Chief Jager’s journey with County Fire started in 1998 as a paid call firefighter in the North Desert Division. Over the years, he ascended through the ranks, accumulating a wealth of experience across various divisions. His promotion to Battalion Chief in 2016 saw him take on a pivotal role in the East Valley Division, where he managed an array of responsibilities, including training, facilities management, and overseeing the division’s budget.

“Chief Jager represents the best of what it means to serve in the fire service,” said Fire Chief Dan Munsey. “His dedication, leadership, and commitment to excellence are unparalleled. Chief Jager is not just a leader within our ranks; he’s a mentor, and a teacher. We are excited to have him overseeing the East Valley Division.”

Chief Jager is a major advocate for continuous learning and improvement. He has been instrumental in the development and implementation of a mentor program for entry-level firefighters. His commitment to excellence extends beyond the fire station. He is currently advancing his education in Fire Science at Columbia Southern University and contributes as an adjunct faculty member at Victor Valley College’s paramedic program.

Chief Jager is eager to embrace his new responsibilities. He is committed to serving the residents of San Bernardino County and supporting the dedicated men and women of the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District. His leadership and experience will bring about positive changes and continue the tradition of excellence within the department.

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