Michael Lopez, 47, of Chico, has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California State Board of Fire Services. Lopez has served in multiple positions at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection since 1989, including fire captain, fire fighter and fire apparatus and limited term engineer.
He was a member of the Butte County Inter-Agency Hazmat Team from 1992 until 2002. Lopez has been president of the CDF Firefighters Local 2881. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Lopez is a Democrat.