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Fire Chief Steve Munsen

Appointing Authority: Plumas Eureka Community Services District Board of Directors
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Plumas Eureka Fire Chief Steve Munsen is retired from a long career in the semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley.  He worked for Tencor and Siemens, and moved to Plumas Eureka full-time in 2008 after retiring.  He joined the fire department in 2009, and especially enjoys "...helping people when they are vulnerable and in their time of need..."  Two of his more memorable incidents were participating in a rescue and helicopter hoist for an injured man at the swimming hole below Johnsville on Jamison Creek, and being "first in" on a structrue fire in Plumas Eurkea the winter of 2015.  "I could not believe the CHP pillot did not hit a tree while hoisting the man out on the narrow conyon...", said Steve, and "...saving over half of a home that was well involved in the garage on arrival was very rewarding."  Steve has been married to his wife Sharon for 40 years, and they have a son Jeff and daughter Rachel Cooper.  Rachel has two children, Ian & Zoe.