Dale Vogelsang was sworn in as Marysville Fire Department’s Fire Chief on June 30th, 2015 and has over 30 years of fire service experience. He leads a department with over 20 members who provide service to over 14,000 residents and respond to over 3,000 calls a year.
Chief Vogelsang is a Certified Chief Officer and Instructor through the California State Fire Marshal’s Office. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications from San Francisco State University and an Associate’s Degree of Fire Technology from Sierra College in Rocklin, CA. Chief Vogelsang has also participated in numerous training opportunities in the disciplines of Incident Command, Water Rescue, Personnel Management, Hazardous Materials, Confined Space Rescue, EMS, Search and Rescue, Exercise Development, Fire Prevention, and Public Information.
Chief Vogelsang began his fire service career in 1987 as a volunteer firefighter with the South Placer Fire District in California. He then served as a Resident Firefighter for South Placer before joining the Alameda Fire Department in 1995. Chief Vogelsang left Alameda Fire Department as a Deputy Fire Chief and started work as the Fire Chief of the Aerojet Rocketdyne Industrial Fire Brigade in Sacramento in 2012.
Prior to his appointment to Fire Chief of the Marysville Fire Department, Chief Vogelsang held a variety of assignments, including Engine and Truck Company Captain, Safety Officer, EMS Division Chief, Deputy Chief and Fire Chief.
Chief Vogelsang is also a retired Coast Guard Reserve Lieutenant Commander. He served in both the Navy Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve for a total of 25 years. He served in various assignments including; Small Boat Operations, Shipboard Firefighting Instructor, Command and Control, Search and Rescue, Oil Spill Response, and Planning and Exercises. He was activated several times during his service including, Operation Desert Storm: 1990, Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom: 2001, and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill in 2010.
He and his wife, Janelle, live in Plumas Lake with their two children; Evan and Elyse.
- Yuba County Fire Chiefs Association
- Yuba-Sutter Training Officers Association
- Yuba Sutter Hazardous Materials Response Team
- Yuba College Fire Technology Advisory Panel
- Yuba College adjunct instructor
- Sierra College adjunct instructor