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Ken Pimlott
Director, CAL FIRE, State of California

Humboldt State

B.S. Forestry (1989)
  • Appointed director of CAL FIRE by Governor Jerry Brown in 2011.
  • Oversees fire protection for over 31 million acres of privately owned California wildland.
  • Manages agency that responds to over 5,600 fires per year with a field staff of over 7,000.
  • Has nearly 30 years of fire service experience, including 23 with CAL FIRE.
  • Credits Humboldt State with providing him with the technical and policy background that helped him establish his career path.

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