Pat Russell is named Anaheim Fire & Rescue chief


Pat Russell, a 35-year fire service veteran including eight years as a deputy chief in Anaheim, has been named the next chief of Anaheim Fire & Rescue. Russell will be the 18th chief in Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s 136-year history. As chief, he will lead Orange County’s largest city fire department and oversee 276 employees, including 210 sworn firefighters. With extensive fire command knowledge and leadership experience, Russell has served as the department’s interim chief since December 2018, taking over for retired Chief Randy Bruegman. Before that, Russell served eight years as deputy chief in the operations division of Anaheim…

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