Meet the Chiefs




Chief D’Orazi began his career with the City of Alameda as a Firefighter in November, 1979. By 1988 he was promoted to Lieutenant, and then to Captain in 1999. As a Captain, Chief D’Orazi served several years as the Fire Department Training Director, and as an Acting Division Chief until his retirement July 2007.  During his tenure, Chief D’Orazi was very active in the community as well as the local Firefighters Association where he served as their President.  In May 2011, Chief D’Orazi returned to the department as the Fire Chief.  He provides overall leadership and direction to the department, including overseeing administration of the department’s budget, organizational planning and development, operations, and business functions.


Chief D’Orazi is local to the Bay Area, having spent his childhood growing up in Oakland and San Leandro. He attended Bishop O’Dowd High School and then went on to study at Chabot College.  He attended the University of Montana and the National College and has earned his Bachelor Degree in Labor Studies.


Chief D’Orazi has been married to his wife Lori for 34 years.  They raised three children and have two grandchildren.  He enjoyed coaching his children’s athletic teams when they were young, however, these days, he spends his free time participating in various outdoor activities and enjoying time with his family.


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