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Eugene Janda: Fire and Emergency Services Chief
April 29, 2008, Volume 54, No. 31



The Division of Public Safety announced the promotion of Eugene Janda from Deputy Chief to Chief for Fire and Emergency Services.

Mr. Janda has extensive fire safety and emergency preparedness experience from his 22 years with the Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD). During his tenure within the PFD, he rose to the rank of Fire Captain and Acting Battalion Chief. Within a six year period, he trained 660 firefighters (approximately 25% of the force) and indoctrinated 200 paramedics.

 In March of 2000, Mr. Janda brought his expertise to Penn’s Division of Public Safety. Since then he has helped in the development of the University Crisis Management Plan, he is the Co-Chair for the University City Emergency Preparedness Steering Team and Advisor to the Penn Medical Emergency Response Team. He served as Deputy Chief of Fire and Emergency Services under Chief Ted Bateman. 

“Mr. Janda continues to bring fresh and new ideas to Public Safety and demonstrates a care for the University that exemplifies why Penn is regarded to be on the forefront of safety and security best practices,” said Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush.




Almanac - April 29, 2008, Volume 54, No. 31