FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 030216
Deputy Fire Chief David Segura to Be Fire Chief for City of Huntington Beach
Deputy Fire Chief David A. Segura, today announced his resignation from the City of Long Beach to accept the position of Fire Chief for the City of Huntington Beach. Deputy Chief Segura was hired as a Firefighter on April 21, 1986, and has also served as a Paramedic, Captain, Battalion Chief and Assistant Chief.
“For the past 30 years, it has been my privilege and honor to have served the great community of Long Beach,” said Deputy Chief Segura. “I am grateful to our Employees and their commitment to public service, and I am thankful for the support and the leadership of our City management team and our elected officials. While it is difficult to leave Long Beach, I look forward to the personal and professional challenges that come with this wonderful opportunity for me and my family.”
Deputy Chief Segura currently directs the Support Services Bureau, which consists of the Emergency Medical Services Division, Training Division, Fleet Management, Fire Communications, and the IT section. He is responsible for the recruitment and initial screening of potential Fire Recruit candidates, and ensuring the quality and caliber of the Long Beach Fire Department’s newest members.
“Deputy Chief Segura has been a tremendous asset for the Long Beach Fire Department for nearly three decades,” said Fire Chief Mike DuRee. “His dedication to the Fire Service and his steadfast commitment to the community we serve shows on a daily basis. We are so proud of Dave’s promotion to Fire Chief in Huntington Beach and know that he will serve that community with the same level of professionalism that has become his hallmark in Long Beach.”
Deputy Chief Segura’s last day with the City will be March 18, 2016.
Deputy Chief Segura has held many licenses and certifications, including a Paramedic license, Urban Search and Rescue Technician, Hazardous Materials Specialist, and state certified Hazardous Materials Safety Officer and Instructor. He has a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Studies from California State University, Long Beach, where he is earning his Master of Public Administration, and an associate’s degree in Fire Science from Long Beach City College.