Jeff Hakala

Jeff Hakala

Battalion Chief
CAL FIRE Subdivision Review Program at the Office of the State Fire Marshal - Community Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation Division

Jeff Hakala is currently a Battalion Chief assigned to the CAL FIRE Subdivision Review Program at the Office of the State Fire Marshal - Community Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation Division and is responsible for the implementation of AB 2911 (Friedman 2018) CHAPTER 641 Public Resource Code 4290.5. In 2019, Jeff left the suppression field and began his path to prevention and planning as a CAL FIRE Fire Captain in the Land Use Planning Program in Sacramento. He has served in the Fire Service for 28 years and is a State Fire Training Instructor for Damage Inspection Specialist. He currently serves on the statewide Damage Inspection Manager Cadre with curriculum development.