Orange County Fire Chief James Fitzgerald recently announced the promotion of Orange County Fire Rescue’s newest Battalion Chiefs.
Battalion Chief Chambers joined OCFRD in 2003, his last assignment was Lieutenant – Engine 43 B Shift. He was also formerly held the Fire Chief’s Aide position from 2018 to 2021. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration.
Battalion Chief Thomas Farrell joined OCFRD in 2004, Last Assignment, Lieutenant – Training. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Administration and is also Special Operations qualified.
Battalion Chief Geoffrey Leavens joined OCFRD in 1999, Last Assignment, Captain – Fire Hose & Equipment (Fleet). He earned a Bachelor’s in Homeland Security and is also Special Operations qualified.
Battalion Chief Dupree Smith joined OCFRD in 2007, last Assignment, Lieutenant – 28B. He earned is Bachelor’s in Fire Administration, graduating Summa Cum Laude and is Special Operations qualified.