Salt Lake City

Mayor Becker Appoints Veteran Firefighter Brian Dale to Department Chief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 4, 2015

Contact: Art Raymond
801-547-2659

Mayor Becker Appoints Veteran Firefighter Brian Dale to Department Chief

SALT LAKE CITY – Mayor Ralph Becker is pleased to announce his appointment of Brian A. Dale as the new Chief of the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

Dale, who has served as a Deputy Chief under former Chief Kurt Cook since 2009, has been with the department for nearly 30 years in a variety of capacities.

“Our community is very fortunate to have one of the premier fire departments in the country and a team of leaders that is second to none,” said Mayor Becker. “I’m proud to appoint Brian Dale as our next Fire Chief. Brian brings a stellar body of experience and knowledge to this important post and I know he will serve our residents very well.”

Dale is a Salt Lake City native and joined the Fire Department in 1986, working as a firefighter and paramedic out of Station #5 in the City’s 9th and 9th neighborhood. He became a Captain in 1996 overseeing dispatch and response personnel. In 2006, Dale was promoted to Division Chief, responsible for medical services and incident safety and implemented numerous programmatic changes and upgrades including the first fully-automated Electronic Patient Care Reporting System.

Mayor Becker’s appointment of Dale now moves to the City Council for their consideration.