New Cal Fire Director Talks Priorities, Equipment Improvements

    In his first Sacramento TV interview since getting the top job, Cal Fire Chief Joe Tyler about his biggest priorities and what keeps him up at night.

    “This is really an all-hands approach. We have seen the fires get larger, more damaging and more devastating,” Tyler said.

    Tyler’s Cal Fire career kicked off in 1991.

    “The climate has changed; the environment has changed,” Tyler said.

    In March of this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Tyler as the new director of California’s fire department, replacing retiring Cal Fire Chief Thom Porter.

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