Greg Barton was appointed as Fire Chief for the City of Beverly Hills Fire Department on June 23, 2017. Chief Barton is a 22-year veteran of the Beverly Hills Fire Department. He has served in all capacities leading up to Fire Chief, including Deputy Fire Chief, Shift Battalion Chief, Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, Fire Captain, Fire Inspector, and Firefighter.
Chief Barton has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master's degree in Public Administration, and is a 2012 graduate from the United States Fire Administration's National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program. He has completed many prestigious education programs such as the Naval Post Graduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security-Executive Leaders Program, the Los Angeles Fire Department Leadership Academy, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs – Fire Service Executive Development Institute.
Over the years, Chief Barton has earned numerous awards including Firefighter of the Year recognitions from the Kiwanis Club, the Beverly Hills Fire Department Felix Rothschild award, and the Beverly Hills Masonic Lodge. His many certifications cover every aspect of Firefighting, Urban Search and Rescue, Fire Prevention, and Emergency Management.
Chief Barton serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Maple Counseling Center, Executive Team Member on the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Committee, Director of the Beverly Hills Fire Chief Funds, and Governance Board Representative for the City of Beverly Hills on the Interagency Communications Interoperability System. Chief Barton leads a dedicated team of 95 sworn and civilian personnel. He feels very fortunate to serve the City of Beverly Hills and is proud to continue a tradition of excellent customer service and leadership of the Fire Department.
BEVERLY HILLS FIRE DEPARTMENT FIRE CHIEFS
Lloyd B. Canfield 1925-1959
Charles C. Benford 1960-1969
Harold K. Bordner 1969-1979
William Daley 1979-1993
Clarence Martin 1993-2001
Pete Bonano 2002-2005
Dale T. Geldert 2006-2007
Timothy J. Scranton 2007-2013
Ralph E. Mundell 2013-2017