|A Message from SFFD Chief Joanne Hayes-White
|New Assistant Deputy Chief, Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation
Please take a moment to review this message from San Francisco Fire Department Chief, Joanne Hayes-White:
I am pleased to announce the selection of Captain Daniel de Cossio as Assistant Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal of the Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation. Captain de Cossio is a 24 year member of the SFFD and has served in various capacities in the Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation for over 18 years.
Additionally, in order to support the City’s unprecedented and continuing growth, the need for additional resources in the Bureau of Fire Prevention became apparent. As such, I am pleased to advise the Department of the approved creation of a Temporary Exempt Assistant Fire Marshal Position. Since the Department recently conducted a selection process for Fire Marshal, I am pleased to announce the selection of Lieutenant Richard Brown for the position of Assistant Fire Marshal.
I look forward to Captain de Cossio’s and Lieutenant Brown’s leadership, and trust in their abilities to collaboratively address, improve and advance the current and future operations of the Division.
Congratulations to both in their new roles.
Chief of Department
To represent your interests, BOMA San Francisco Codes and Regulations Committee members will regularly interact with Assistant Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal Daniel de Cossio. It is an important position within the SFFD Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation that promotes efficient fire prevention practices, code enforcement, fire investigation, and public education.
About Daniel de Cossio
Dan de Cossío is Fire Marshal & Assistant Deputy Chief for the City and County of San Francisco.
During his 24-year tenure in the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD), Dan has held positions in both suppression and prevention in San Francisco proper and in recent years, has served as Inspector, Lieutenant and Captain of the Bureau of Fire Prevention at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), beginning with the 950 Million dollar SFO International Terminal (ITB) project - part of a $2.5 billion airport master.
Most recent projects include Terminal 2, Boarding Area "D", Terminal 3 expansion, Boarding Area "E" and the Air Traffic Control Tower. Dan participated in the end-to-end construction process (pre-application, design review and field inspection to completion---Certificate of Occupancy) and worked cross jurisdictionally with local, state and federal agencies.
Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dan was appointed to his current position of Fire Marshal & Assistant Deputy on August 11, 2015.