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Wake Up! Newport

Chief Chip Duncan, Newport Beach Fire Department

A free opportunity to meet one on one with legislative and government officials and stay updated on current local, state and federal issues.

Guest Speaker
Chief Chip Duncan, Newport Beach Fire Department


Chip Duncan was appointed by the City Manager to fire Chief in 2017. Chip started his career with the Newport Beach Fire Department in 1987 and has steadily climbed the Department’s ladder having served in various capacities including firefighter, firefighter paramedic, fire captain, battalion chief, training battalion chief and assistant chief and special assignments as a hazardous-materials technician, fire investigator and an urban search and rescue team member. 

Chip comes from a fire-service family. His father is a retired firefighter and his brother and son are currently serving as firefighters. He began his fire-service career in 1985 as a reserve firefighter and a seasonal firefighter with CDF/Cal Fire and briefly served as a firefighter for the Lakeside Fire Protection District in San Diego County. Chip has also taught emergency medical technician and hazardous materials courses at Santa Ana College. 

Chip has a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Studies from California State University, Long Beach and an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Technology from Miramar College. Chip obtained certificates as a Level I and Level II Fire Officer from the California State Fire Marshal and is a graduate of the California State University, Fullerton’s leadership cohort and Leadership for Tomorrow of Orange County. 

Hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce



Presenting sponsor Credit Union of Southern California



**Breakfast treats will be provided.

This event is free to the public, but please make reservations so we can plan for food and seating.

Contact: Pam Smith – psmith@newportbeach.com  –   (949) 729-4411


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