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City Announces Pasadena Fire Chief’s Abrupt Retirement

Fire Chief Bertral Washington
Fire Chief Bertral Washington. – File photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News –

Pasadena Independent has learned of an internal city memo regarding the “reassignment” of Pasadena’s Fire Chief Bertral Washington.

Although not officially announced, sources close to Pasadena Independent confirmed via email that the internal announcement was made Wednesday in City Hall.

This is a developing story and we will update as appropriate. We have contacted city hall for comment and will publish details as we get them.

Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, said that the decision to retire was Bertral Washington’s.

March 19, 2020

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tmiller Terry Miller has been in the newspaper business for 35 plus years, following in the footsteps of his father who was a Foreign Correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph when the family emigrated to New York from London abroad the Queen Mary. When not shooting pictures or chasing a breaking news story, Miller spends entirely too much time and effort with Little British Sports Cars...more like an addiction, his wife of 20 years says.


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