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Category/Topic: wildland fire fighting


By Tom Davidson

Chief Ken Pimlott is the Director of CAL FIRE and State Forester of California. Ken began his career as a reserve firefighter with the Contra Costa Fire Protection District and has served in many capacities on his way to becoming Director. For example, prior to his current role, Ken was Deputy Director of Fire Protection […]

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By Tom Davidson

Brian Cottam is the Utah State Forester and Director of the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands. He is also responsible for wildfire management on state and private lands and oversees Utah’s sovereign lands. Brian brings a diverse background and wide experience to the role, including government relations, state and local planning, economic […]

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By Tom Davidson

Gerry Day is the State Forester and Deputy Supervisor for Wildfire for the State of Washington’s Department of Natural Resources, a position he’s held since 2017. In these roles, he is responsible for the wildland fire and forest health programs in the department which includes fire training, aviation operations, emergency preparedness and suppressing wildland fires. […]

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By Tom Davidson

Shawna Legarza is the National Director of Fire and Aviation Management for the U.S. Forest Service. She has been working in the wildland fire service since 1989 when she started out as a Hotshot crew member in Carson City, NV, and a Hotshot superintendent in Durango, CO. In addition to District and Forest Fire Management […]

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