New SLO Fire Chief Named

SLO City Manager Katie Lichtig is pleased to announce the appointment of Garret Olson as the Fire Chief following Chief Hines’ retirement on September 10, 2013. Olson has been the Deputy Fire Chief since August 2012 and comes to the City with 23 years of experience in the Fire service. Before coming to the City of San Luis Obispo, Olson served as the Fire Chief of Scottsdale, AZ for a year, prior to that he was the Deputy Fire Chief for Scottsdale for seven years Olson’s first day as Chief will be September 12, 2013 with an annual starting salary of $150,722. 

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