The City of Mesa announced today that Interim Chief Mary Cameli has been selected as the new Fire and Medical Department Chief. Cameli, a former Assistant Chief, has been with the Fire and Medical Department for 33 years. She is the first woman Fire Chief in the City of Mesa and was among the first two female firefighters hired by the City.
Cameli was appointed Interim Fire Chief Oct. 4 to replace Chief Harry Beck who retired. Prior to the appointment, she was an Assistant Fire Chief overseeing the Emergency Medical Services Division, Planning and Research Division, Personnel and Wellness and the CMS Healthcare Innovation Grant.
The Mesa Fire and Medical Department has more than 510 employees, a budget of $80.8 million and is recognized nationally for its innovation.