Fire Marshal Johnston


Jon Johnston began his career with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District in July 2000. Jon came to the District with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Pepperdine University, and experience in firefighting and sports and recreation.  Jon has a passion for teaching and strongly believes in education for Prevention.

Jon began as a Fire Protection Specialist beginning with public education and completing the District Bars on Windows Program. He worked his way up the ranks, and was promoted to Fire Inspector/Investigator, performing construction inspections, plan review, hazardous materials inspections, fire investigations, code enforcement and more. Jon was promoted to Fire Marshal in 2014, and is excited about leading a Division with proactive prevention education in the community.