Fire Chief Charles Hurley

Charles Hurley - Oroville Fire Department

Charles Hurley

Fire Chief
Oroville Fire Department
(530) 570-8105
US Air Force, Las Vegas Fire Department & National Fire Academy
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Chief Hurley is a 33 year fire service veteran who began his firefighting career just 14 days after graduation from High School in June of 1978. Chief Hurley served in the US Air Force as a Fire Protection Specialist as both active duty military and as a civilian from 1979 to 1989. Chief Hurley served the City of Las Vegas Fire Department from 1989 to 1999 as a Firefighter/Paramedic, Fire Training Officer and as an Acting Fire Captain. In July of 1999 Chief Hurley accepted the position of Assistant Fire Chief, Planning with the West Hartford (CT) Fire Department which he held until October of 2002 when he took over as Assistant Fire Chief of Operations until November of 2003. Chief Hurley worked for the City of Gilroy (CA) Fire Department as Division Chief of Training before joining the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Fire & Rescue Branch as Assistant Fire Chief, Special Operations Training in November of 2004 and was promoted to Deputy Chief of Special Operations in January 2006 until June of 2008 when he went to work with the City of Lincoln as a Fire Captain. Chief Hurley returned to OES in April 2009 and held the position as Deputy Chief of Hazardous Materials before accepting the position here in Oroville. Chief Hurley has also served his communities as a Flight Paramedic for Valley Hospital & Medical Center, a Search & Rescue Reserve Officer for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, as a Master Instructor of Hazardous Materials for the International Association of Firefighters and as an instructor for fire science degree programs at the community college level since 1989.