Company: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
Location: Nevada City, CA
Nevada City, CA, May 20, 2016, Jeanne Pincha-Tulley, Retired Forest Fire Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in fire protection.
There are only a handful of people in the United States designated to control the containment of Type 1 forest fires, those forest fires are categorized as the largest and most devastating. Prior to retiring, she was involved with forest and wild protection services for nearly 40 years. She received the Type 1 Incident Commander title in 2005, as well as a master’s certificate in leadership. Her expertise in managing incidents, directing the protection of 1.6 million acres of land, supervising fire suppression, hazard reduction and prescribed fires, and overseeing aviation and national response has served and benefited various regions across the country.
Ms. Pincha-Tulley holds a Bachelor of Science in forest resources from the University of Washington. She has used this education in her decisions of containing fires. She provided services in maintenance and improvement of mobilization and tracking systems, as well as using aircraft for operational personnel transport, aerial photography, infrared detection and law enforcement support. She holds numerous awards for her service, including, the Sustained Superior Performance Certificate of Merit and multiple Letters of Appreciation from local, regional and national organizations, such as NASA, USFS Chief, Tepusquet Home Owner’s Association and the Ninth Circuit Court Western Conference.
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