The City of Monterey Park has announced the appointment of Scott Haberle as its new fire department chief. Haberle, formerly the City of Monrovia’s Deputy Fire Chief, takes his post effective July 14.
Beginning his career with Monrovia in 1992, Haberle has held the ranks of firefighter/paramedic, fire inspector/investigator, fire captain, battalion chief and deputy fire chief. In addition to working on fire and emergency medical incident responses, Haberle has coordinated and managed a number of specialized assignments ranging from fire prevention as the fire marshal, administration of the emergency medical services and operations division, the citywide disaster preparedness program including the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the emergency operations center. Haberle has a master’s in public administration from the University of La Verne and has completed his Executive Fire Officer designation from the National Fire Academy.
Haberle will lead Monterey Park’s department of 52 sworn fire personnel, three fire stations and an annual budget of over $11,000,000.
Haberle’s swearing in ceremony will take place on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the
Monterey Park City Hall Council Chambers.
Paul Talbot, City Manager
Editor's note: the swearing in ceremony will be covered live on MPK-TV cable TV and webcast.