Orange County Fire Authority. Photo by John Schreiber.

Orange County Fire Authority Chief Jeff Bowman has resigned, the agency said Friday.

Bowman resigned on Thursday, “effective immediately,” said OCFA Division Chief Greg McKeown.

“It is with heavy heart that I tender my resignation … as Chief of the Orange County Fire Authority,” Bowman said in his notice of resignation. “I have enjoyed my tenure here, and would like to believe I have made a positive difference to the OCFA.”

The chair of the OCFA Board of Directors, Elizabeth Swift, responded: “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we appreciate the dedicated service that Chief Bowman has provided to the communities we serve during his three years as the OCFA Fire Chief. He provided leadership to the Board of Directors to move initiatives forward.”

OCFA Assistant Chief Dave Anderson has been temporarily appointed as acting fire Chief until the Board of Directors can meet to appoint an interim fire chief, pending a search for a successor fire chief, Swift said.

No reason was given for the resignation.

—City News Service

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