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Fire Chief William McDonald

San Jose firefighters (Craig Rose/San Jose Fire Dept.)

San Jose Councilman’s Proposed Firefighter Hiring Freeze Angers Fire Chief

A proposal by a San Jose city councilman to freeze firefighter hiring until the firefighter union accepts a reduced pension benefit has sent shock waves though the fire department and drawn the ire of its outgoing chief.

06/25/2013

William McDonald (CBS)

San Jose Fire Chief McDonald Leaving For Las Vegas

Fire Chief William McDonald announced on Thursday that he will leave San Jose after three years of service, amid a contentious relationship with City Hall and layoffs, to become the chief in Las Vegas.

06/14/2013

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