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Stewart W. Gary, MPA, Principal


 
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Stewart W. Gary, MPA, Principal, leads Citygate’s Fire Services practice. Chief Gary has 42 years of experience in the fire service, including 5 years as a paramedic. In 1994 he was appointed Chief of the Livermore Fire Department, in Alameda County, California, and in 1996, he successfully designed and led the implementation of the Livermore-Pleasanton fire department consolidation, which subsequently won a California League of Cities Helen Putnam award. The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department today is one of the few successful city-to-city fire mergers in California. Chief Gary retired as Chief of the combined department.

For the past 16 years, he also has been the lead instructor and program content developer for the Standards of Coverage process. He annually taught a 40-hour course on this systems approach for fire deployment at the California Fire Academy and consults across the United States and Canada on the Standards of Response Coverage process.

Chief Gary has both a bachelor's and master’s degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University. In addition, he holds an Associate in Fire Science degree from Miramar Community College in San Diego. He is a past-president of the League of California Cities Fire Chiefs Department, has served as the Fire Chief member on the League of California Cities Board of Directors and was a member of the State of California Office of Emergency Services (OES) Firescope Board of Directors. Chief Gary has held memberships in the California Fire Chiefs Association, the National Fire Protection Association, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He writes for fire service publications on deployment and fire service technology adoption issues.
 
 


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