Fire Department Community Office Hours Begin August 27

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Davis and UC Davis Shared Fire Management Announce Community Office Hours Program

The Shared Fire Management Team of the Davis and UC Davis Fire Departments are excited to announce a new program called "Community Office Hours" that kicks off Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Panera Bread, 609 Third Street, in Davis.

"In today's technological environment there is really little excuse not to take the office outside of the traditional structural walls and embed ourselves closer to the communities that we serve." Says shared Fire Chief Nathan Trauernicht.  "Shared staff will take laptops and tablets and work from these locations while being available to answer questions from citizens and increase the fire department's visibility in the community."

Community office hours will occur at a local coffee/breakfast spot once a week for 2-3 hours.  The time and location will be announced in advanced over social media, as well as traditional and non-traditional media outlets.  Staff available during office hours will typically include the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief of Operation, Deputy Fire Chief of Training and Safety, Fire Marshal and Fire Inspector, as well as a Shift Division Chief.

Trauernicht adds, "We look forward to engaging the city and campus communities proactively through this program that builds on the values of access, community engagement, and transparency that have been a corner stone of the new shared fire administration."

For more information, please contact Chief Trauernicht at ntrauernicht@cityofdavis.org or (530) 752-6399.

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