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City of West Covina Appoints Mike Hambel Acting Fire Chief

Post Date:04/30/2019 11:17 AM

For Immediate Release                                                                                           Contact: Nikole Bresciani
April 30, 2019                                                                                                                          Assistant City Manager
                                                                                                                                                 (626) 939-8401


City of West Covina Appoints Mike Hambel Acting Fire Chief

West Covina, April 30, 2019 – Interim City Manager David Carmany announced Tuesday that Mike Hambel has been named Acting Fire Chief. Chief Hambel will begin in his new role immediately. 

Mr. Hambel has more than 19 years of experience working in the fire service. He began his career in 2002 with the Los Angeles County Fire Department and was hired by the City of West Covina in 2006 as a Firefighter Paramedic. He was promoted to the rank of Fire Captain in 2016.

In his new role as Chief of an excellent Department, Mr. Hambel will handle the daily management of Fire Department operations and provide  oversight, while working closely with the City administration. 

“I am so thankful to the City for the trust they have placed in me,” said Chief Hambel. “I am proud to be a part of this community and look forward to supporting our talented Firefighters as we provide the highest quality of customer service.” 

Said Chief Hambel: “My first internal priority will be to develop trust through open communication. I’ll find strengths, provide inclusion, and build on those strengths to help make a great Department even better”.

For questions or to learn more about West Covina contact David Carmany or Nikole Bresciani in the City Manager’s Office (626) 939-8401.

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