Dr. Reginald Freeman

Dr. Reginald D. Freeman

Fire Chief, Cit of Oakland, CA

Dr. Reginald D. Freeman is Fire Chief for the City of Oakland, CA. He manages a force of more than 400 firefighters and staff, and the Oakland Fire Dept. (OFD) responds to more than 60,000 calls annually. Previously, Chief Freeman served as Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director for the City of Hartford, CT, and Fire Chief for Lockheed Martin. He also served as a civilian Fire Chief in Iraq for the U.S. Department of Defense from 2004-2008. Dr. Freeman earned his B.A. in Leadership from Bellevue University, M.S. in Executive Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University, and Ph.D. in Emergency & Protective Services from Capitol Technology University.

Dr. Freeman is a credentialed Chief Fire Officer (CFO) as well as a Fellow with the Institution of Fire Engineers (FIFireE). He is also a graduate and Fellow of Harvard University’s Senior Executives for State & Local Government at the Kennedy School of Government, as well as the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative program. He serves as an Adjunct Professor for Anna Maria College, Capitol Technology University, and the University of Florida. He lectures in undergraduate and graduate Fire Science and Master of Public Administration programs.