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Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit gets new chief

Amador-El Dorado Unit Deputy Chief Mike Kaslin was promoted to unit chief Dec. 23.

Kaslin has held a variety of other positions, including Division Chief for Growlersburg Camp and North Division Operations, Administrative Officer for AEU, Battalion Chief for the Cameron Park Fire Department, the Camino Emergency Command Center and Battalion Chief for Structure Fire Training at the Cal Fire Academy in Ione.

Kaslin first put on a uniform in 1982 when began his career as a paramedic, a press release stated. He also worked as a flight paramedic on a helicopter, a firefighter paramedic for the city of Salinas, and a primary emergency medical technician instructor for two community colleges. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and is a fully sworn peace officer. Kaslin has lived in El Dorado County since 1991.

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty agents donate to education

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty agents ramp up their philanthropic efforts in Lake Tahoe this holiday season with donations to Sierra Nevada College of Incline Village and Mt. Tallac Continuation School of South Lake Tahoe.

Incline Village agent, Terry Barbery, established the Terry Barbery Scholarship Fund for deserving Sierra Nevada College students. The first disbursement of the scholarship is slated to be awarded in January of 2014. The $1000 dollar scholarship will be applied to the student’s tuition and financial needs for the semester.

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty South Lake Tahoe agent, Thane McCall, made his contribution to education in Lake Tahoe this season with $50 dollar gift certificates to each of the 56 students at Mt. Tallac Continuation School. McCall also paid the students a personal visit at the high school and provides the students a party with homemade food. This is the second year of McCall’s donation to students of the school.

Mt. Tallac Continuation School serves students with various circumstances that require more flexibility than available at conventional high schools. Mt Tallac Continuation School focuses on community building while helping students complete the credits needed in order to obtain a high school diploma.

For more information about the criteria for the Terry Barbery Scholarship Fund, contact Terry Barbery at 775-220-0686 or terry.barbery@sothebysrealty.com. For more information about Mt. Tallac Continuation School, contact McCall at 775-901-4531 or thane.mccall@sothebysrealty.com, or visit the Mt. Tallac Continuation School website at http://www.ltusd.org.

Submitted to the Tribune

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