Kern County Supervisors announce appointment of an interim county fire chief

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​Kern County Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday afternoon to appoint Deputy Chief David Witt as the Kern County Fire Interim Fire Chief.

Witt has nearly 20 years of experience in the Kern County Fire Department, including his role as Deputy Chief since 2017.

Fire Chief Brian Marshall had been with the county fire department since 1987. He became the fire chief in 2012.

His last day is Feb. 1.

In December, Marshall was appointed by former Governor Jerry Brown as Fire and Rescue Chief for the Office of Emergency Services in Sacramento.

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