Montecito Welcomes New Battalion Chief
Source: Montecito Fire Department
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,” said Chief Kevin Taylor
David has earned an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor’s 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.