Eastern Regional Firewise Coordinator

FSCNC Eastern Firewise & Resiliency Coordinator. Jason retired as Fire Chief for the City of Santa Cruz after 30+ years in emergency services with a degree in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz emphasizing statistical analysis. Serving in a wide range of positions, Jason has extensive knowledge and experience related to wildfire safety and forest health dynamics, including Paramedic/Firefighter, EMS Consultant, Fire Investigator, Strike Team Leader, Operational Area Coordinator, CICCS review committee member, Marine Rescue expert, Incident Commander & Liaison Officer on a type-3 management team, and helped start the first recognized Firewise Community in Santa Cruz County. Residing in Truckee off and on since childhood, he attended Truckee Elementary and resides with his family in the Martis Peak region of Truckee, a recognized Firewise USA® Community.