PIEDMONT -- Piedmont Fire Chief Edward Tubbs has announced that he will retire effective in May, according to a release from the city.

Tubbs also serves as the fire chief for the city of Albany under an agreement between the two cities.

Tubbs joined the Piedmont Fire Department in August 2010. Since coming to Piedmont, he has helped the department to run smoothly and has provided a consistent, high level of service, according to the news release.

Before arriving in Piedmont, Tubbs served as assistant fire chief with the city of Dixon. He began his 28-year career with the city of Davis, working through the ranks from firefighter to captain. He holds a bachelor's degree in communications from California State University Sacramento and a variety of certifications in fire prevention and other related subjects.

"It has been my pleasure to be a part of the Piedmont Fire Department and to have worked with so many great city employees," Tubbs said. "I will miss my counterparts and fellow staff who have not only been my partners, but my friends."

"The city of Piedmont has benefitted tremendously from Chief Tubbs' service over the past few years. His talent and competence as fire chief has been a tremendous asset," City Administrator Geoffrey L. Grote said. "I wish him the best in his retirement."

The city will begin the process of hiring a new fire chief immediately.



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