Mike Wilkins of the Rim Fire Incident Management Team, addressed the Tuolumne County Supervisors on Tuesday.
Wilkins was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
After the presentation, the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors took time to honor the many heroes that have been battling the Rim Fire.
The Board approved a proclamation declaring “Honorary Citizenship” to all emergency responders and volunteers that have offered assistance in fighting the Rim Fire.
On hand to accept the proclamation were Wilkins and Deputy Incident Commander Mike Dueitt. Wilkins was very complimentary of the county’s response, and the outpouring of support from the community.
Wilkins and the Southern Area Blue Team, based out of Georgia, will hand over the Incident Command duties to a California Incident Management Team effective tomorrow morning. The new Incident Commander will be Jerry Magowan.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.