Thursday March 27, 2008
Darren Drake, City of Napa Fire Marshal, was named California Building Officials’ (CALBO) “Fire Official of the Year” at the annual CALBO conference in San Diego. Drake was recognized as a leader who has worked tirelessly to bring fire and building officials together.
“We are very fortunate to have someone of Darren’s caliber as our Fire Marshal. He takes a lot of pride as our leader in Fire Prevention, ensuring that his bureau provides timely and high quality service to our community,” said Fire Chief Tim Borman.
Drake’s background includes over 30 years of experience in fire services, 20 years as a chief officer. He has worked for the U.S. Forrest Service, and in fire service in Park City, Utah and Pismo Beach, California, before joining the City of Napa Fire Department in February 2003. During the past year, Drake has also served as President of the Northern California Fire Prevention Officers organization.