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City of Portsmouth announces new Fire Chief

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 16:33:29-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The City has announced that Nestor P. Mangubat is the new Fire Chief.

The city said Chief Mangubat joined the Portsmouth Family in March of 2018 as Deputy Fire Chief and has served the City as Acting Fire Chief since April of 2020. He previously held the rank of Fire Battalion Chief for the City of Chesapeake and served there for over 21 years.

Chief Mangubat’s professional career encompasses graduating from the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association. For nine years in the City of Chesapeake, he served as the Executive Officer to the Fire Chief.

Chief Mangubat holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from Regent University as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Management and Leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg.

Chief Mangubat volunteers in the community and participates in leadership activities.

Through his extensive leadership and fire service background, Chief Mangubat will continue to ensure the highest quality of public safety in protecting the lives and property of all citizens, businesses, and visitors, as the new Fire Chief, the City said.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce Chief Nestor P. Mangubat, as the City of Portsmouth’s new Fire Chief overseeing the Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services, effective Friday, July 10, 2020.