I was not able to make the retirement celebration for Central County Fire Chief Don Dornell last night but Mayor Keighran and my lovely wife, Councilmember Cathy Baylock, were there along with a sizeable crowd to send Don off to retirement. From the program we learn that Don was
Hired with the City of Burlingame Fire Department as a firefighter in 1977. Promoted to Fire Captain in 1985 and Assistant Chief in 1997. Appointed to be the second Fire Chief of the Central County Fire Department in 2006 and the shared Fire Chief for the CCFD, Millbrae Fire Department and San Bruno Fire Department in 2012.
You will recall from this post about the Screaming Eagles that Don
Served as the first Chairman of the Burlingame Adopt-a-Unit Program since 2004 which as sponsored the adopted soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division through 5 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
I hope Don enjoys his retirement and welcome to new CCFD Fire Chief Mark Ladas. Here's Cathy Baylock wishing Don well last night.