April 20, 2024 6:14 am

Greg Fish Returns to Lead Glendale Fire Department

City Manager Roubik Golanian has reinstated former Glendale Fire Chief Gregory F. Fish to head the Fire Department permanently.

Chief Fish’s appointment comes as a result of his extensive experience and deep familiarity with the city’s firefighting requirements, having previously served in the same capacity.

Over his illustrious 31-year tenure with the Glendale Fire Department from 1987 to 2018, Chief Fish exhibited exceptional leadership qualities, ascending through the ranks from firefighter to captain, battalion chief, deputy chief, and ultimately, Chief in 2015. His dedication to the department was further evidenced by his roles as Fire Academy Assistant Administrator and adjunct faculty member at Glendale Community College. Chief Fish’s contributions to the department earned him the esteemed Distinguished Service Award.

Following his tenure with the Glendale Fire Department, Chief Fish continued to enhance his expertise in fire management and emergency response at the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District, where he served as Fire Chief until his retirement on September 30, 2023.

Chief Fish graciously accepted the role of Glendale Acting Fire Chief on November 1, 2023, bringing his leadership back to our organization once more.

Chief Fish holds a Master of Public Administration, Public Sector Management and Leadership, with distinction, from California State University, Northridge, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University in Burbank, California.

City Manager Roubik Golanian expressed his enthusiasm for Chief Fish’s return, stating, “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Chief Fish back to our organization and to our community. His dedication to public safety, his profound commitment to Glendale, and his proven leadership skills are exactly what we need, and I’m confident he will continue to uphold the highest standards of service and professionalism that our community expects.”