President - James Gartland
James Gartland, a lifeguard with the department for 23 years, is Lifeguard Division Chief for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department of the City of San Diego.
The San Diego State University graduate’s resume includes being chair of the San Diego Regional Aquatic Lifesaving Emergency Response Task Force and the Area Maritime Security Subcommittee on Preventative Radiological Nuclear Detection. He also spent 18 months as the regional maritime emergency preparedness manager with the City’s Office of Homeland Security according to the announcement.
Outside of work, he is president of the Old Town Academy School Advisory Board and has volunteered for San Diego Coastkeeper and Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League.
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