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Local News in Brief : New Fire Chief Selected

David W. Sloan, a 29-year veteran of the Los Angeles City Fire Department, will become El Segundo’s fire chief March 29, El Segundo City Manager Fred Sorsabal has announced.

Sloan replaces Robert Marsh, who was El Segundo fire chief for two years before retiring last November. Marsh, a 30-year veteran of the El Segundo Fire Department, has continued to serve as temporary chief until his replacement takes over.

Sloan was an assistant fire chief in Los Angeles and served as liaison between the city Fire Commission and the mayor’s office. A past president of the Los Angeles County chapter of the California Fire Chiefs’ Assn., Sloan oversaw the department’s operations in Los Angeles Harbor and the Westside and Central areas, Sorsabal said.

Sloan was selected over 47 other applicants to head the 67-member El Segundo department. He will be paid $6,139 a month. Sloan lives in Seal Beach but plans to move to El Segundo, Sorsabal said.

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