San Andreas, CA — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is changing things up a bit in the way of leadership.
Andy McMurry has taken over as Deputy Chief of Operations for the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit.
McMurry will oversee day-to-day facility and equipment operations. He has a family history of fire service. His father was a CDF Battalion Chief, his brother a retired CDF fire captain and his other brother is a fire chief in Scotts Valley.
Taking McMurry´s old position as Assistant Tuolumne County Fire Warden is John King. King will also be the South Operations Division Chief.
King is responsible for the operation of the Tuolumne County Fire Department, and fire protection for lands under CDF´s jurisdiction in Tuolumne County. King has 28 years of experience. He grew up in Amador County and became a firefighter at 18.
According to CDF´s Nancy Longmore, the changes are due to a position shuffle of sorts after the appointment of new Unit Chief Michael Noonan. Noonan took over for retiring Chief Fred McVay last month and Longmore says folks just moved up the ladder from there.
Written by Vanessa Turner.