Chief of Fire

Angelo Calvillo was appointed to the position of Interim Chief on October 8, 2015.  Chief Calvillo has made it evident in his 26 years of service to the Cleveland Fire Department that he is dedicated to improving not only himself but also the Division.

Chief Calvillo has worked in multiple disciplines of the fire service including Fire Prevention, Hazardous Material response, Director of Training and Fire Suppression. Chief Calvillo was also involved with the Cuyahoga County Regional Hazardous Material Team and the Joint Hazard Assessment Team. Chief Calvillo has been a functioning paramedic since 1996 and started the first paramedic pumper.

Chief Calvillo oversees approximately 751 employees, operating from 27 different fire stations.  The Division of Fire under Chief Calvillo’s supervision is in the process of completing projects that are a result of the 2014 Assistance for Firefighters Grant (AFG) and 2014 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant that ensured the acquisition of fire response equipment and the hiring of thirty firefighters.

Chief Calvillo is a member of the Hispanic Alliance Leadership Development Initiative. 

He is married with three children and resides in the city of Cleveland.