Roster and Biographies Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=179Fire Behavior Analyst Orange County Fire Authority 1 Fire Authority Road Irvine, CA  92602<div class="ExternalClass5CE875C3A8B1460B83C877092058535B"><div>Orange County Fire Authority<br></div><div>Chair<br></div></div>mailto:jeffshelton@ocfa.orgJeff Shelton Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=296Forest Service 23300 Castle Street Riverside, Ca 92518<div class="ExternalClassF99B88DA45A041D7AEC67CDBCF7986BC"><p>​U.S. Forest Service Vice Chair<br><br></p></div>mailto:kristen.allison@usda.govKristen Allison Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=176CAL FIRE Intel<div class="ExternalClass0B5BF970A1D1490795C36E281394AA0B"><div>CAL FIRE</div></div> Marshall Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=159Assistant Chief Los Angeles County Fire Department 12605 Osborne Street Pacoima, CA  91331<div class="ExternalClass7E14396A6940485DA477190D15643697"><div>Los Angeles County Fire Department</div></div>mailto:andrew.smith@fire.lacounty.govDrew Smith Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=178Battalion Chief Los Angeles Fire Department 200 North Main Street, 16th Floor Los Angeles, CA  90012<div class="ExternalClass20D5AE4A67F046DBBE7760DC6C375A9E"><div>Los Angeles Fire Department</div></div>mailto:daniel.curry@lacity.orgDaniel Curry Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=297Ventura County Fire Department 165 Durley Ave Camarillo, Ca <div class="ExternalClassF812EDB06F864A409D9DA03DCB5E85BE"><p>​Ventura County Fire Department<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassFC805FB98C2B4A7FA579D650B2EA462F"><p>​Fire Captain Brian Heath grew up in Ventura County where he attended Nordhoff High School, Moorpark College and Oxnard College. Captain Heath hold an Associates of Fire Technology from Oxnard College and is currently finishing his bachelor’s degree from Columbia Southern University. Captain Heath was appointed to the Ventura County Fire Department at the age of 20 working on the Fire Crew. Captain Heath has served as a Training Officer being State Fire Marshall Certified Instructor and has multiple qualifications in the California Incident Command Certification System (CICCS). Captain Heath has served the citizens of Ventura County for over 20 years and has held the rank of Engineer and Firefighter previously. Captain Heath has received Firefighter of the year twice and has received a lifesaving award. In November 2021, Captain Heath was given the opportunity to serve on the FIRESCOPE Predictive Services Board. Captain Heath is currently pursuing to be a qualified Fire Behavior Specialist (FBAN). Captain Heath is proud of his organization’s involvement with FIRESCOPE and is looking forward to contributing and progressing while working with others improving Predictive Services. During his free time, Captain Heath enjoys spending time with his family and friends, fishing, and world travel with his wife and two daughters. Captain Heath is proud to work in this profession and is honored to work with the Ventura County Fire Department.​<br></p></div>Brian Heath Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=298Fire Captain Kern County Fire Department 5642 Victor Street Bakersfield, CA<div class="ExternalClass1A0E5DADB3F0465B9A6F62F647073B08"><p>Kern County Fire Department​</p></div><div class="ExternalClassF3F35A8884E7497EBE18CAFAEE7E6BE4"><p>​Captain Blake was appointed to the Kern County Fire Department in February 2000 at the age of 28. Captain Blake has served the citizens of Kern County for 21 years. Captain Blake has held the ranks of Firefighter, Engineer, Crew Superintendent, and was promoted to Captain in 2010. Prior to serving the citizens of Kern County, Captain Blake worked as a seasonal firefighter on the Angeles National Forest. While with the U.S Forest Service he served on engines and Hotshots while working from 1990-2000. Captain Blake graduated from Bishop Alemany High School, in 1994 he graduated from Daniel Freeman Paramedic School. Captain Blake is currently working on his bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration with Columbia Southern University. Captain Blake has graduated the United States Forest Service Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Academy and is a recipient of the Jon Kelso award for leadership. Captain Blake currently serving as a station captain in Lake Isabella. He also manages the Kern County Fire Department Remote Automated Weather Stations and Live Fuel Moisture programs. Captain Blake is a California State Fire Training instructor and Type 3 Incident Commander and Division Group Supervisor. In November, Captain Blake was selected by Fire Chief Duncan to be the first firefighter to represent the Kern County Fire Department on the FIRESCOPE Predictive Services Specialist Group. Being associated with such a prestigious organization is one of Captain Blakes greatest honors where he works proudly alongside a talented group of fire service professionals. During his time away from work, Captain Blake enjoys spending time with family and Friends. He enjoys activities like camping, fly fishing, and many other outdoor activities​<br></p></div>mailto:gblake@kerncountyfire.orgGary Blake Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=177Division Chief Santa Barbara County Fire Department 4410 Cathedral Oaks Road Santa Barbara, CA  93110<div class="ExternalClassD928A22651244C3C8119515B69054B7F"><div>Santa Barbara County Fire Department</div></div>mailto:rob.hazard@sbcfire.comRob Hazard Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=180Fire and Fuels Specialist Bureau of Land Management 22835 Calle San Juan De los Largos Moreno Valley, CA  92553<div class="ExternalClass26FEF96942104EC8A7A3C8FCA94587A6"><div>Bureau of Land Management</div></div>mailto:jgannon@blm.govJames Gannon Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=377Meteorologist NWS San Francisco Bay 21 Grace Hopper Ave Monterey, CA 93943<div class="ExternalClass04F9D4E64CCF4608A8CFB65D0CE3BAA7"><p>​National Weather Service<br></p></div>mailto: ryan.walbrun@noaa.govRyan Walbrun Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=193Researcher Desert Research Institute 2215 Raggio Parkway Reno, NV  89512<div class="ExternalClassF29F8AD7E8A74DC2B8319629402F74C5"><div>Desert Research Institute</div></div>mailto:tbrown@dri.eduTim Brown