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Dan Haverty

Position: Interim Fire Chief


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Dan Haverty, a fourth generation Sacramentan, was selected by Metro Fire’s Board of Directors to serve as the Interim Fire Chief effective January 4, 2023.

Dan has served 30 years in the fire service, with 20 of those years at Metro Fire. During his fire service tenure, he promoted through the ranks at Metro Fire reaching the position of assistant chief, as well as served as the Chief Assistant Deputy Director for the Training and Exercise Division at the California Governor’s Office of Homeland Security. In 2007, he retired from Metro Fire to become the Fire Chief for the City of Folsom, a position he held until 2010. Dan has also served as the Interim Fire Chief in the cities of Lodi, Sacramento and a second tenure in Folsom.

He has served on boards representing the Sacramento Regional Fire/EMS Communications Center, Sierra Donor Services, Safety Center, Inc. and Sacramento Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. He was a past president of the Sacramento County Fire Chiefs Association and Rotary Club of Folsom Lake and chairman of the Board of Directors for the Folsom Chamber of Commerce.

Dan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Service Management, a Master’s Degree in Public Agency Communication from California State University, Sacramento, and a MPA and Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He was an Associate Professor at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy from 2003-2016.

Following a call of Faith, Dan serves on the Christ the King Retreat Center Board and the Diocese of Sacramento, Catholic Foundation Board, and is a Deacon at Holy Trinity Parish in El Dorado Hills.