Retired Fire Chief Joe Perry passed away on March 20, 2019, at the age of 68, here in Napa.
Napa Fire Department was established in 1906 and has had a total of 10 Fire Chiefs in our 113-year history. Fire Chief Joe Perry was our 7th Fire Chief; he was hired on April 16, 1991 and retired on February 29, 2004. Chief Perry started his fire career with Newark Fire Department. He came to us from Union City Fire Department and after retiring from Napa, he became the Fire Chief for the UC Davis Fire Department, before his final retirement in 2010.
Chief Perry was a devoted husband, proud father and friend to many. Our prayers are with his family and loved ones.