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Monday, July 9, 2012

CAL FIRE BDU Promotes two new Division Chiefs

The CAL FIRE San Bernardino-Inyo-Mono Unit's Pilot Rock and Owens Valley Conservation Camps have new Chiefs. Battalion Chief Jeff Veik and Battalion Chief John Paul Melendrez are now both Division Chiefs and have assumed their new positions affective today. Chief Veik has taken over at the Pilot Rock Camp located near the San Bernardino Mountain community of Crestline, California. Chief Melendrez is the new boss at the Owens Valley Camp near the community of Bishop in Inyo County, California.

Division Chief John Paul Melendrez

Division Chief Jeffery Veik

Both men have extensive careers with CAL FIRE and have worked their way through the ranks to their present positions. Chief Veik has served for years on CAL FIRE Incident Management Teams while Chief Melendrez has been involved with the CAL FIRE Firefighters Association.