Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department names new chiefs for Menifee

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Lonny Olson is the new division chief for Cal Fire’s Menifee Fire department. Valley News/Courtesy photo
MENIFEE – The city of Menifee welcomes Lonny Olson as the new division chief for Cal Fire and Bill Lawe as battalion chief for Riverside County Fire Department’s Battalion 13. “We are pleased to have fire service veterans like Lonny Olson and Bill Lawe leading operations to protect and serve Menifee’s residents and businesses,” Mayor Bill Zimmerman said. “Given their local experience, extensive knowledge and exceptional talent, we are in good hands.” Lonny Olson began his fire service career in 1995 as a volunteer firefighter in Riverside County, assigned to Menifee Fire Station 68. In 1996, Olson gained employment with the U.S. Forest Service working as a seasonal firefighter on both the Sequoia and Cleveland National Forests. In June 1998, he was hired as a seasonal f
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