It is a great pleasure to announce the placement of Scott Ferguson as Fire Chief for the City of Murrieta. Chief Ferguson will begin his new role on May 18th. He was previously Fire Chief for the fire departments of Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach, California.
“Chief Ferguson has an outstanding background and his reputation among his peers is impeccable. He has exactly the right skillset to lead the Murrieta Fire Department as we move forward”, said City Manager Rick Dudley.
“With over 30 years experience in fire science and management, Chief Ferguson is exceptionally qualified to assume this appointment,” said Teri Black, President & CEO of Teri Black & Company, LLC, an executive recruiting firm specializing in local government placements.
In addition to Chief Ferguson’s expansive experience, he’s also served as fire instructor at a variety of venues including Los Angeles Area Fire Chiefs Executive Chief Officer Development; the Firehouse World Expo and the Arizona State Fire School, and was recently approved as an instructor for the National Fire Academy.
Chief Ferguson received a Master’s degree in Management from Wayland Baptist University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Oregon University. He is also a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer’s Program.