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Thursday, July 21, 2011

San Bernardino Unit Welcomes Assistant Chief Dan Johnson

Newly promoted Assistant Chief Dan Johnson received his oath of office from Unit Chief Tim McClelland yesterday during a ceremony at Unit Headquarters. Chief Johnson will take over as the Chief of the Pilot Rock Conservation Camp located north of Crestline, California.

Chief Johnson began his fire fighting career in 1983 as a Paid Call Firefighter in the CAL FIRE Riverside Unit. As he moved forward in his career, he transferred in 1988 to Felton, California as a Heavy Fire Equipment Operator (HFEO). From 1990 to 1993, Chief Johnson worked in the San Bernardino Unit as an HFEO. He also worked as a Camp Crew Captain at the San Bernardino Unit's Fenner Conservation Camp.

In 1995 he transferred to the Riverside Unit returning to where he began his career. While there, he promoted to Battalion Chief and worked in several assignments including field Battalion Chief and pre-fire and vegetation management Battalion Chief.

Chief Johnson will be a valuable asset to the CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit and the Pilot Rock camp. His years of experience and abilities will enhance the operations of the camp and the unit.