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Jose L. Velo

Jose L. Velo

Deputy Chief Administration

Jose L. Velo was appointed to the San Francisco Fire Department on May 23, 1994. Chief Velo has served the citizens and residents of San Francisco City and County for over 25 years. Chief Velo has held the ranks of Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, Assistant Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief and was appointed Deputy Chief on May 6, 2019.

Chief Velo attended school in his hometown of Madrid, Spain where he attended Santa Maria del Pilar High School and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he obtained his law degree.

Chief Velo is a certified Company Officer and Chief Officer by the State Fire Marshall’s Office. He is a registered instructor for numerous State fire Marshall Courses. He has also attended numerous courses at the National Fire Academy. He serves on the Operations team of Firescope since 2017.

During his time off work, Chief Velo enjoys spending time with his wife and adult children and likes to be on the golf course and traveling.