Benicia Fire Department - Administration


Provide exceptional community-focused service


To set the standard for public safety excellence in preparedness, emergency response, and customer service


Integrity - Compassion - Professionalism


Fire Administration is home to Fire Chief Josh Chadwick, along with Division Chief Todd Matthews, Division Chief Mike Brown, and Division Chief Carl Littorno. The Division Chiefs share administrative and operational duties including emergency incident command and personnel supervision.



 Josh Chadwick - Fire Chief

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Fire Chief Josh Chadwick started his fire service career at the Benicia Fire Department in July of 1998. During his tenure with the Department, he worked his way up through the ranks serving as Paramedic Firefighter, Captain, Division Chief, Interim Fire Chief, and was promoted to Fire Chief in March, 2018.

Chief Chadwick has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration and a Master’s Degree in Emergency Services Management.


 Todd Matthews - Division Chief

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Division Chief Matthews began his fire service journey in 1987 as a Fire Explorer in the Boy Scouts with the Benicia Fire Department. He began his professional career in 1994 with CalFire as a seasonal Firefighter and was hired at the Benicia Fire Department in April of 1997. He worked his way up through the ranks of the Department serving as Paramedic Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, and was promoted to Division Chief in August of 2019.

Areas of Responsibility



Special Operations


 Mike Brown - Division Chief

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Mike began his career in 1990 as a Firefighter at Glen Ellen Fire District. He began serving as Firefighter with the Benicia Fire Department in 1998. With Benicia, Mike has served as a Firefighter, Engineer, and Captain before being promoted to Division Chief in December of 2020.

Areas of Responsibility



Volunteer Services


 Carl Littorno - Division Chief

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Division Chief Littorno joined the Benicia Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic in 2009. He promoted to Engineer in 2012 and Captain in 2018. Littorno was promoted to Division Chief in April of 2022.

Areas of Responsibility


Emergency Medical Services

Hazardous Materials Liaison