Fire Safety Advisory Committee

On February 16, 2021, Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors voted to create the Tuolumne County Fire Safety Advisory Committee. The goal of this new committee is to assist the board as they work towards their identified top priority of preventing loss of life and reducing property damage due to catastrophic fire. This committee will advise the Board on how to further achieve the Board’s goal and objectives as it relates to Fire Safety, allow for substantial public involvement, and create an opportunity for collaboration with our partner agencies

The committee is comprised of the following members:

• (2) members of the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors (Ryan Campbell, David Goldemberg)

• (5) members of the public, one from each Supervisorial District

     District 1 - Scott Fremd

     District 2 - Dennis Randall

     District 3 - Wesley Brinegar

     District 4 - Eric Holly

     District 5 - Malcolm Carden

• (1) representative from Tuolumne County Fire - Chief Andy Murphy

• (1) representative from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Bill Pooley/Undersheriff Neil Evans

• (1) representative from the City of Sonora - Fire Chief Aimee New

• (1) representative from the Fire Chiefs Association - Fire Chief Mark Ferreira

• (1) representative from the Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians - Monica Fox

• (1) representative from the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians - Fire Chief Jerry McGowan

• (1) representative from the Tuolumne Firesafe Council (formerly Hwy 108 Firesafe) - Glen Gottschall

Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services will provide staff support to the committee. All meetings will be held according to the Brown Act. Meeting agendas will be posted for the public’s awareness and public participation will be encouraged.

Meetings will occur monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month @ 10:30 am. 

​Vision: We envision a resilient landscape that is less susceptible to catastrophic fire effects with reduced risk to public health and safety, proactive communication with a clear, unified message, safe and orderly evacuations with no loss of life, and the public who are educated, prepared and practicing.

Mission: We exist to build fire safety and resilience through community collaboration, education, and participation.

While we currently have no vacancies, you can find the application here: Committees & Commission Application

Board Memo Regarding Fire Safety Advisory ​​Completed applications should be emailed to ​​or ​​Mailed to:​ ​Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors​​ 2 South Green Street​ ​Sonora, CA 95370.

Agenda and Minutes posted here

Tuolumne County Fire Safety Advisory Committee

Please join the Board of Supervisors Fire Safety Advisory Committee's Governance Workgroup on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 for the 3rd Public Meeting on a proposed vegetation ordinance.     
Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 @ 6 pm
Join Zoom Meeting - CLICK HERE
Or call in (720) 707-2699 Meeting ID: 876 1087 8799

If you were unable to attend previous Vegetation Ordinance Public Meetings. You can find them below:  

  • January 5th, 2022 (2nd Public Meeting) recording, please click HERE
  • December 8th, 2021 (1st Public Meeting) recording, please click HERE 

For more information, please contact Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services (OES) at or visit the OES webpage. You can follow OES on Facebook by clicking HERE

Sample Vegetation Ordinances in surrounding areas:  Placer County, Riverside County, and El Dorado County

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Vegetation Meeting 1.5.22