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Dan Haverty

Jun 30, 2008 05:00PM ● By Super Admin

Dan Haverty, Folsom’s new Fire Chief, is a third generation Sacramentan with a knack for education. He holds both bachelors and masters degrees from California State University, Sacramento, and another masters and a doctorate from the University of Southern California.

But Haverty didn’t plan on going into fire service or public administration, instead he set out to continue in his father’s cabinet making business. Unfortunately a family tragedy changed his path in life forever.

When his sister and her children were killed in a plane crash in a remote part of Alaska, he was deeply moved by the compassion of the volunteer fire department helping with the rescue efforts. Once back home, he felt called to join his local volunteer fire department. Volunteering quickly led to a career.
Haverty comes to Folsom after almost 20 years of moving up through the ranks of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. He has also had the distinction of working with the Governor’s Office on Homeland Security, and started the statewide emergency preparedness program. And, just in case you thought he wasn’t busy enough, he also teaches as an adjunct professor at USC’s Sacramento campus.

While he loves his job, one of the most tremendous experiences of his life came in 2005 when Haverty donated part of his liver to help save the life of Sacramento’s Catholic Bishop William Weigand. It was again something he felt called to do. Clearly, Folsom couldn't be in better hands.
— Christine Hale

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