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Roger L. Johnson

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Commander Roger L. Johnson, USN (ret.) “retired from the United States Navy in 1985 after a twenty-one-year career as a naval aviator, which took him to Vietnam on three separate aircraft carriers. He has recently completed a second career as a fire captain with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in Northern California. Along with his writing endeavors, Roger has been a published cartoonist and illustrator for twelve years, working for three publishing companies and drawing gag cartoons for two magazines. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Hiouchi, a small hamlet on the outskirts of Crescent City, California where he continues to write and paint.”  Commander Roger L. Johnson is the author of Dead Man’s Chest: The Sequel to Treasure Island.


According to the book description of Dead Man’s Chest: The Sequel to Treasure Island, it was “written as a sequel to Treasure Island, begins with Long John Silvers escape from the merchantman Hispaniola at Puerta Plata and culminates with the American Revolution more than a decade later. It describes in rich detail the unholy alliance between this softhearted cutthroat, his teenage nephew, David Noble, and Captain John Paul Jones. Together they work to retrieve a kings ransom of Spanish gold and jewels from a dead mans chest.”

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About the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), it is “dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California's privately-owned wildlands. In addition, the Department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the State's 58 counties via contracts with local governments. The Department's firefighters, fire engines, and aircraft respond to an average of more than 5,600 wildland fires each year. Those fires burn more than 172,000 acres annually.


The OSFM, State Fire Training, and CAL FIRE Academy programs provide training education and certification programs for the California Fire Service. Through practical training exercises and classroom courses, every California firefighter is exposed to training standards that have been approved by CAL FIRE and OSFM, each among the best institutions in the nation for fire training education. Offering more than 1,000 classes annually, State Fire Training programs reach over 24,000 students each year and have issued over 100,000 certifications to members of the more than 900 fire California fire departments. Each year over 2,000 personnel attend the CAL FIRE Academy in Ione, California participating in courses ranging from basic fire control and arson investigation, to leadership development and forest practice enforcement.”

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