Fire Chief Dave Kean
Dave KeanFire Chief
- City Of Casa Grande Fire Department
- (520) 421-8777
- City of Long Beach, 84-A
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Chief Kean has served as the Operations Chief for the city’s Fire Department for the last four years. He previously served 32 years with the Long Beach Fire Department in Southern California before retiring as the Assistant Fire Chief of Operations for that department. Kean has served as a firefighter, fire inspector, arson/explosives investigator, fire captain, operations battalion chief and assistant fire chief.
Chief Kean graduated from the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program in August 2020. He received his Chief Fire Officer Designation through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International earlier this year.
He has an Associate of Science degree in fire science from Long Beach City College, a bachelor’s degree in education, and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Long Beach (MPA.) He attended the "Senior Executives in State and Local Government" Certificate Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2014.
Chief Kean is a military combat veteran, having served honorably in the Army Reserve for 27 years. He fought during three deployments in Southwest Asia. He was awarded two Air Medals for meritorious achievement while serving in aerial flight in a combat zone and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Chief Kean comes from a firefighting family. His wife, Koreen, works at the Orange County Fire Authority in the EMS Division and his brother Jeff Work is a fire engineer with the Colorado Springs Fire Department.