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Dorothy Priolo

Position: Deputy Fire Marshal
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Deputy Fire Marshal Priolo was born in upstate New York and graduated from high school and college in Clearwater, Florida. Coming from a family with two generations of Volunteer Firefighters in Upstate New York, DFM Priolo moved to California just in time for the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake and joined the Monterey County Regional Fire District in 1990 as Fire Prevention Assistant.

With an Associate of Science Degree in Legal Secretarial Science from St. Petersburg Junior College, additional classes in the Paralegal program and background with various law codes as a Legal Secretary, she developed her career in Fire Prevention. She has continued her education at Monterey Peninsula College and under the mentorship of Fire Marshal Dave Shaw, who retired in 2000. She developed her plan review, inspection and code interpretation skills under Fire Marshal Shaw’s direction and served as a Acting Fire Marshal until Fire Marshal Shaw’s position was filled. Upon reorganization of the Fire Prevention Division, the position of Fire Prevention Assistant was redesigned as the position of Deputy Fire Marshal. DFM Priolo has completed the Level I and Level II Fire Prevention series of classes offered by Monterey Peninsula College and the California Fire Academy. DFM Priolo is married and has two children. She enjoys needlecrafts in her spare time, exploring local points of interest, and annual travels to the East Coast to visit family.


Telephone: (831) 455-1828