SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- City Manager Nancy Kerry announced the appointment of Jeffrey Meston as South Lake Tahoe Fire Departments new Fire Chief at today’s City Council meeting.
After a 30+ year career in fire service, retirement from the Novato Fire District, and the past seven years in private consulting, Chief Meston brings his knowledge of team building, planning and leadership training to South Lake Tahoe.
Chief Meston holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, certification as a Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2 (the first in California), Driver Operator, Fire Officer, Chief Officer and Fire Chief. He is a Chief Fire Officer Designee with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and a graduate of the Executive Fire Officers program at the national Fire Academy.
Chief Meston’s accomplishments includes creating a citizen disaster preparedness training program for business and homeowners groups which won an International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) National Award, appointment by the State Fire Marshal to serve on the State Training and Education Committee (STEAC), and served on the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company’s Heritage Program as a technical expert – to just name a few.
Additional information about the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department can be found online at www.cityofslt.us/fire