Fire Chief Jim Frawley, who serves as the chief for the San Gabriel, San Marino and South Pasadena Fire Departments, announced this week that he will quit his post on April 16 to take on a new job.
Frawley has served as the Fire Chief in San Gabriel since January 2014, and helped launch the tri-city shared command services program with San Marino and South Pasadena. Frawley has accepted a position as the Fire Chief for the city of Santa Cruz.
San Gabriel’s action to combine fire services with two other tiny fire departments essentially halted possible transfer to the County. It also impacted a proposed partnership between Alhambra, Monterey Park and South Pasadena.
The city managers of the three cities plan to meet this week to discuss the appointment of an interim fire chief, as well as look at options for recruiting a new permanent chief.
Initial Source: San Gabriel City Press Release.