New Cal Fire Director/ Fire Chief

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 3.3.22
Published: Mar 03, 2022

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Joseph Tyler, 50, of Rancho Cordova, has been appointed Director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, where he has been Deputy Director of Fire Protection Programs since 2017 and has served in several positions since 1991, including Assistant Deputy Director of Fire Protection Programs, Staff Chief, Assistant Chief, Battalion Chief, Fire Captain, Paramedic, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Fire Fighter II and Fire Fighter I. He was a Paramedic at North Valley Ambulance/American Medical Response from 1994 to 1997. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $xxxxxxx Tyler is registered without party preference.


Having an actual fire fighter as the director should be a good thing. Welcome Director Tyler!