Postel
Robert F. Postel

Robert F. Postel

Deputy Chief Operations

Robert F. Postel began his career in the San Francisco Fire Department in 1991. He has held the ranks of Firefighter up through Assistant Chief, including Lieutenant and Captain at Rescue 1. As Battalion Chief of Battalion 2, Chief Postel managed Hazardous Materials response. As Assistant Chief at Division 2 for the last ten years, Chief Postel served as Incident Commander for numerous major fires and multi casualty incidents. He was appointed as SFFD’s Deputy Chief of Operations on December 10, 2021. 

Deputy Chief Postel is a native San Franciscan and fourth-generation Firefighter in the SFFD with a long family history deeply rooted in this great city. He feels honored and privileged to be able to serve in the role of Deputy Chief of Operations. Deputy Chief Postel attended City College of San Francisco and the University of San Francisco. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two daughters.