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By Aaron Briner
Nov 01, 2019 at 04:14 PM

Montecito Fire Department welcomes new Battalion Chief,  David Neels. David began his career in 1998 with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department as a Firefighter Paramedic. In November of 2015, he promoted to Battalion Chief and as of today David joins the Chief Officer ranks of the Montecito Fire Department. 

“We are very excited to transition David Neels into our already excellent management team and look forward to drawing from his depth of knowledge as an emergency response professional.” 

(Quote by Fire Chief Kevin Taylor) 

David has earned an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Engineering Technology, a Masters of Public Administration, and has filled the position of Division Supervisor on a California State Type I Incident Management Team for several years. 

David lives in Santa Barbara with his wife and three children.

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