City of Temecula appoints new fire chief

TEMECULA ─ Temecula Mayor James “Stew” Stewart, Temecula City Manager Aaron Adams, and CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Chief Shawn Newman welcome John Crater as the newly appointed Division Fire Chief for the City of Temecula, effective May 11.Crater replaces Interim Division Chief Bill Weiser who stepped in to temporarily serve Temecula. Chief Weiser will transition with Chief Crater, and resume his post again as Division Chief for Bautista/San Jacinto.“Although the COVID-19 pandemic is on everyone’s mind, we have not lost sight that fire safety and protection from wildland fires remain a critical priority for our region, and I’m pleased to announce Chief Crater brings 26 years of frontline public safety expertise to Temecula,” Mayor Stewart said.Chief Crater star
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