Don Jarvis

Operations Division
Title: Interim Fire Chief
Phone: (831) 685-6690

Interim Chief Don Jarvis was selected by the Board of Directors in August 2020
, after 37 years of experience in the Fire Service.

Work Experience
Prior to his work with Aptos/La Selva FPD, Interim Chief Jarvis served as the Assistant Chief for the Santa Clara County Fire Department. His experience and expertise ranges from Operations, Fire Prevention, Training and Support Services, to serving on a number of inter-governmental task forces. He has a strong background in labor negotiations, including having led the re-negotiation of the Los Altos City and Los Altos Hills Fire District service contracts. 

Interim Chief Jarvis received his Masters of Science Degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University in Long Beach, CA, as well as BS Degrees in Fire Administration and Fire Prevention Technology from Cogswell Polytechnical College in Sunnyvale, CA. He also received his AS Degree in Fire Science at Cabrillo College in Aptos.


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