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Fire Chief (ret.) Dale Vogelsang served over 30 years in the California Fire Service in combination, municipal, and industrial fire departments.
Dale began his fire service career in 1987 as a volunteer firefighter with the South Placer Fire District. A year later, he was hired as Resident Firefighter with South Placer. He was hired by the Alameda Fire Department in 1995 as a Firefighter. Dale rose through the ranks in Alameda to Fire Captain, Division Chief and eventually the Deputy Chief of Support Services. He left Alameda to start work as the Fire Chief of the Aerojet Rocketdyne Industrial Fire Brigade in Sacramento in 2012. He left Aerojet and was appointed Fire Chief in Marysville in 2015, after that city ended a 17 year contract with CalFire to re-establish a city-run fire department. He retired from Marysville Fire in June of 2018
Dale is a Certified Fire Officer, Chief Officer and Instructor through the California State Fire Marshal’s Office. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications from San Francisco State University and an Associate’s Degree of Fire Technology from Sierra College in Rocklin. He has also taken courses in Public Administration from CSUS and Sonoma State. He is also an Adjunct Instructor for Sierra and Yuba Colleges. He has been teaching in the fire service and military for over 20 years.
Dale is also a retired Coast Guard Reserve Lieutenant Commander. He served in both the Navy Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve for a total of 25 years. He was activated several times during his service including; Operation Desert Storm: 1990, Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom: 2001, and the Deepwater Horizon, Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill in 2010.