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Posted on: October 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] New CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department Chiefs Named for Menifee

Fire Chiefs

The City of Menifee welcomes Lonny Olson as the new Division Chief for CAL FIRE and Bill Lawe as Battalion Chief for Riverside County Fire Department’s Battalion 13. 

Olson started as a volunteer firefighter at Station 68 on Wickard Road and served at many local fire stations throughout his 26-year career. Most recently, he was Battalion Chief at the Perris Emergency Command Center.

Lawe is a Menifee resident who began his 30-year fire service career as a volunteer firefighter in Riverside County. He served seven years as Captain at the Menifee Lakes station, worked in the Department’s Strategic Planning Division and most recently was Battalion Chief for La Quinta and Coachella. 

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