New CDF fire chief takes the helm |

New CDF fire chief takes the helm

Brad Harris is the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protections new chief in charge of the Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit. Chief Harris comes with 29 years of distinguished firefighting background under his belt, said CDF director Ruben Grijalva. He is a proven leader.Harris is replacing chief Tony Clarabut.The CDF Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit provides direct fire protection for approximately 880,000 acres of privately owned lands within the tri-county area. There are 29 fire stations, one conservation camp, one air attack base and an emergency dispatch center located within the unit. Chief Harris is the lead commander of approximately 886 employees.Harris and his wife, Mary, plan on making their new home within the Higgins Corner area of Nevada County.

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