Modoc National Forest has a New Fire Chief

A portrait picture of the fire chief.

Chief David McMaster

June 29, 2010
Alturas CA.
(News release from Modoc National Forest)

David McMaster has been appointed the Fire Management Officer for the Modoc National Forest. David is a career wildland firefighter with over 32 years of experience; five of those years were as the Modoc National Forest Fire Planner and Deputy Fire Management Officer.

FMO McMaster is a long-time resident of Modoc County having moved here with his family to Davis Creek, CA when he was twelve years old. He began his fire career on the Modoc in 1978 as a seasonal wildland firefighter and over the years he has developed a unique understanding of the Modoc Plateau ecosystem and the challenges to fighting fire here.