On Thursday, July 30, 2015 the city of Hermitage announced that John R Flynn, currently a Hermitage business man was named as fire marshal for the city of Hermitage, Department of Fire Rescue replacing the retiring Chief Robert S Goeltz. John assumes responsibly on August 1, 2015.
John joined the LA entry-level explorers program for would-be-fire-fighters, an outgrowth of the Boy Scouts. He eventually attended the LA County Fire Academy and studied fire science at LA Valley Community College and became a LA county firefighter.
In 1992 John and his wife moved to Hermitage where he opened the John R Flynn Funeral Home. He soon joined the Hermitage Volunteer Fire Department and was a Line Officer (lieutenant) prior to his appointment.
John has worked for 30 years as a paid and volunteer firefighter in Los Angles and Hermitage.