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Thursday, May 17, 2012

CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit Promotes a new Battalion Chief

The Owens Valley has a new CAL FIRE Battalion Chief. He is Ron Janssen. Chief Janssen has been working as a Captain at the Crafton Station 552 in the city of Yucaipa, California. Before coming to CAL FIRE, he worked for the U. S. Forest Service from 1995 through 2006.

During his time in the San Bernardino Unit Chief Janssen has worked as a Crew Captain at the Owens Valley Conservation Camp, the Administrative Captain at Pilot Rock Conservation Camp and was the helitak Captain at Prado Conservation Camp in the H-305 program.

Unit Chief Tim McClelland says "Chief Janssen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new position. he has been instrumental in several important projects within the San Bernardino Unit including working as a cadre member for the C-faller class, assisting with the chainsaw safety program and working to helping to implement the Department's new Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Policy."

Congratulations Chief Janssen!