Darley welcomes new board members


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Lieutenant General L. Scott Rice, former director, Air National Guard, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. recently joined Darley’s Defense Advisory Board.

He was responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting more than 105,500 Guard members and civilians. Before assuming his current

position, General Rice served as the adjutant general and commander, Massachusetts Air National Guard.

Darley also added two new members to our Fire Advisory Board. Chief Dan Eggleston began his fire service career in 1978 and is currently the career fire rescue chief with the Albemarle County (VA) Department of Fire Rescue.

Chief Eggleston is a past president and chairman of the board for the International Association of Fire Chiefs and currently serves as a board member for the National Association of Counties.

Chief Kim Zagaris, or ‘Chief Z’ as some call him, is currently the wildfire policy and technology advisor for the Westen Fire Chiefs Association. His position is new, created in response to the destructive

wildfires that have. unfolded across the West.

Chief Zagaris retired as state fire and rescue chief for the State of California, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), a position he held for 18 years. Chie Zagaris has extensive background in fire service, emergency management and homeland security which includes working with local, state federal and international agencies over his 42-year fire service career.

During his tenure in California, he served under six governors. and has been actively involved in every major and catastrophic emergency in California as well several in the nation. During his time with Cal OES he was able to expand the fire apparatus fleet from 106 fire apparatus to 300 fire apparatus most with Darley pumps.

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