Manhattan Beach has named Michael Lang the city’s next fire chief, officials announced Thursday.
“I am humbled and honored to be trusted with the responsibility of leading the Manhattan Beach Fire Department,” Lang said. “I am grateful for the support of the city manager and City Council and their confidence in my ability to maintain the highest standards of excellence and professionalism that the Manhattan Beach Fire Department exemplifies.”
Lang served the city of Arcadia for 21 years moving his way up through the ranks from a firefighter/paramedic, fire captain, battalion chief and deputy fire chief before his appointment to fire chief in 2016. In his time at Arcadia, Lang led a 60-person team, overseeing all fire operations including administration, training, fire prevention, emergency response and fire suppression.
He previously served the San Bernardino County Fire Department for four years. He has a B.S. in Occupational Studies from CSU Long Beach and a certificate in Executive Leadership from USC.
“Chief Lang has had an exemplary fire service career with a demonstrated ability to lead a full-service Fire Department. I look forward to working with him to build upon our outstanding fire services,” City Manager Bruce Moe said.
Lang’s first day in the new role will be June 21. Manhattan Beach Fire Marshal Tim O’Brien will serve as acting fire chief between June 4 and June 20.
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