Dave WinnackerChief Dave Winnacker has been in the fire service for 16 years in Fresno City, Alameda County, and Moraga-Orinda Fire District. Since becoming the fire chief in 2017 he has developed a comprehensive strategic wildfire risk reduction plan for Moraga-Orinda using early warning, fire spread modeling, terrain and vehicular access analysis, and prescribed fire in conjunction with traditional fuels mitigation techniques. Prior to joining the fire service he served on active duty as a Marine Corps Infantry officer from 1997-2003. As a member of the Marine Corps Reserve, he is a Colonel and served as the Commanding Officer, 4th Force Reconnaissance Company from 2014-2016 and currently serves as the Deputy Commander, 23D Marine Regiment in San Bruno, CA.

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