Roster and Biographies



<img alt="Randy Black" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Randy%20Black.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=95Emergency Medical Services Specialist Group Secretary Assistant Chief<div class="ExternalClassB6A56175F06247FBA3E709349C958B98">EMS Specialist Group Chair</div><div class="ExternalClass3D45561D1AF14F4BA33F332452451674"><p style="text-align:justify;">Chief Randy Black was appointed to his current position of Assistant Chief of Emergency Medical Services and Operations Training Departments in June of 2018.  Prior to this assignment, Chief Black has held the ranks of Deputy Chief, Division Chief, Battalion Chief and Captain.  He started his fulltime career as a Firefighter with the Santa Ana Fire Department in 1986.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Chief Black obtained his bachelor's degree in Public Fire Protection Administration from California State University Los Angeles and his associate degree in Fire Science from Santa Ana College.  In addition to his formal education, Chief Black has obtained his Fire Officer and Chief Officer Certifications from the State Fire Marshal's Office and numerous other certifications.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Along with his current assignment, Chief Black has performed in the roles of Emergency Management Coordinator, Emergency Planning and Area Coordinator, Chief of Support Services, Public Information Officer, Dispatch Center Manager, Fleet and Facilities Manager and UASI/AFG Grants administrator.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In 2017 Chief Black was selected by Fire Chief Bowman to sit as the Orange County Fire Authority Representative on the EMS Specialist Group.  </p></div>mailto:randyblack@ocfa.orgRandy Black Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=248Fire Captain CAL FIRE San Diego County Fire Authority 2249 Jamacha Road El Cajon, California 92019<div class="ExternalClass287F97D25AF84644B31F5326B7285279">CAL FIRE/ San Diego Coutny Fire Authority</div>Mailto: Jagielinski
<img alt="Clayton Thomas" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Clayton%20Thomas.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=96Fire Captain Penn Valley Fire Protection District P.O. Box 180 Penn Valley, CA  95946<div class="ExternalClass49F137F021C14CB8937645B7915A9512">Penn Valley Fire Protection District</div><div class="ExternalClass23C6DB66DE7B45DF925898C634EE4A3E"><p style="text-align:justify;">Captain Thomas was appointed to the Penn Valley Fire Protection District on January 28, 2000 at the age of 24. Captain Thomas has served the citizens of Nevada City, Penn Valley, Nevada County and the State of California for over 25 years.  Captain Thomas has held the ranks of Firefighter, Engineer and promoted to Fire Captain on December 10, 2010.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Captain Thomas attended Nevada Union High School, Yuba College and Sierra College.  Captain Thomas holds certifications as a Fire Officer, Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Investigator and is an OSFM Registered Instructor.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Captain Thomas currently is responsible for the District's EMS programs as well as fire prevention activities. He is the Chairperson of the Nevada County Emergency Medical Care Committee and the Sierra-Sacramento Valley EMS Agency's Regional Continuous Quality Improvement Committee.  Captain Thomas has held a Paramedic license since 1999. He has served as a qualified Medical Unit Leader on federal IMT Nor Cal 1 since 2012. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In June of 2014, Captain Thomas was selected for membership on the FIRESCOPE EMS Specialist Group. In January 2018 he was selected as that group's Chairperson.  Working within such a diverse and professional organization, alongside some of the sharpest minds in the California Fire Service, has been a rewarding career opportunity for Captain Thomas.          </p><p style="text-align:justify;">During his time away from work, Captain Thomas enjoys spending time with his spouse, travelling the world and quality time with friends. Captain Thomas is very proud of his career, but considers his greatest accomplishments to be the relationships built through years of serving his community </p></div>mailto:cthomas@pennvalleyfire.comClayton Thomas
<img alt="" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/John%20VanDalen.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=100Firefighter El Dorado Hills Fire Department 1050 Wilson Blvd El Dorado Hills, CA  95762<div class="ExternalClass2F4786A442F444D3A1E7D77A4FDCA361"><div>El Dorado Hills Fire Department</div></div><div class="ExternalClassC8D0A2C5632A4ED5AAF895D8C4546377"><p style="text-align:justify;">​Firefighter VanDalen was appointed to the El Dorado Hills Fire Department on July 6, 2015 at the age of 33. Firefighter VanDalen has served the citizens of El Dorado Hills for over 8 years, beginning his career as a Volunteer Firefighter in 2011. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Firefighter VanDalen attended Riverside Polytechnic High School, and the University of California, Davis. Firefighter VanDalen holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Firefighter VanDalen has held a California State Paramedic License since 2015 and was assigned as a Field Training Officer for EDHFD in 2017. He has represented his Department as a Member of the El Dorado County EMSA Paramedic Advisory Committee and Continuous Quality Improvement Committee since 2016. During this time he served as a member of the MCI Policy Revision Committee.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In February of 2019, Firefighter VanDalen was selected by Fire Chief Johnson as his replacement to serve on the FIRESCOPE EMS Specialist Group. Firefighter VanDalen looks forward to the opportunity to work with this group of diversely experienced individuals. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">During his time away from work, Firefighter VanDalen enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, engaging in outdoor activities in the Sierra Foothills. <br></p><p><br> </p></div>mailto:jvandalen@edhfire.comJohn Vandalen
<img alt="Douglas Zabilski" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Douglas%20Zabilski.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=101Battalion Chief Los Angeles Fire Department 200 North Main Street Los Angeles, CA  90012<div class="ExternalClass1FBB948B59A04689BC371AAD209EBFF3"><div>Los Angeles Fire Department</div></div><div class="ExternalClassE2B9A92A31284D3FA2704466FAEFF3CA"><p style="text-align:justify;">Chief Zabilski was appointed to the Los Angeles Fire Department on December 19<sup>th</sup>, 1988 at the age of 30. Throughout his career, Chief Zabilski has held the ranks of Firefighter/Paramedic, Fire Captain, EMS Captain, and promoted to Battalion Chief/Paramedic on September 3<sup>rd</sup>, 2017 and is assigned to the LAFD EMS Bureau.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Chief Zabilski attended Crespi Carmelite High School then California State University Northridge where he obtained a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Journalism. At age 26, he returned to school in preparation for a career in the fire service and obtained his Paramedic License at Mt. San Antonio College where he was the valedictorian of Class 3 in 1988. In 2018, Chief Zabilski was recognized with the Celebration of Hope Award by Northridge Hospital in recognition of his 30 years of dedicated service.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Chief Zabilski has performed tours of special duty as an Instructor, a Captain and now a Battalion Chief within the LAFD EMS Bureau. During these times he has been involved in numerous multi-agency work groups in conjunction with the Los Angeles County EMS Agency who come together to develop or revise EMS policies and treatment protocols. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In September of 2017, Chief Zabilski was selected by Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas to represent the LAFD and serve on the FIRESCOPE EMS Specialist Group. He describes the opportunity to collaborate on the direction of EMS with professional colleagues from throughout California as a humbling, prestigious honor and source of pride.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">During time away from work, Chief Zabilski savors the opportunity to spend time with his wife and be involved in the activities of his three children that have ranged from running track and cross country to color guard competitions as well as performing stand-up comedy and improvisation. For the past 20 years he has continued to run the streets of L.A. in preparation for an annual half-marathon being motivated largely by, “age denial." </p></div>mailto:douglas.zabilski@lacity.orgDoug Zabilski Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=102Engineer Kern County Fire Department 5642 Victor Street Bakersfield, CA  93308<div class="ExternalClassDE17A4310E524A14BBD26CC2476B3784"><div>Kern County Fire Department</div></div><div class="ExternalClassC7AD1D6E02A24D54B48BF9D37959361E"><p>​Captain Christopher Schilling was appointed to the Kern County Fire Department on October 27, 2008 at the age of 28. Captain Schilling has held the ranks of Fire Fighter Paramedic, Engineer and promoted to the Captain Position on January 4 th , 2020. Captain Schilling was previously employed with the US Forest service for 8yrs prior to his current employment where he served with an Engine and Hotshot crew. Captain Schilling attended Los Angeles Valley College and holds an Associates Degree in Wildland Fire Science. Captain Schilling holds a Paramedic certification, is a state certified Instructor 1, and Type 1 Medical Unit Leader for CAL Fire Incident Management Team 4. In March of 2019, Captain Schilling was selected by Fire Chief Dave Witt to replace retiring Battalion Chief Steve Pendergrass to serve on the FIRESCOPE Emergency Medical Specialist Group. Being associated with such a prestigious organization is one of Captain Schilling’s greatest honors where he works proudly alongside a talented group of fire service professionals. During his time away from work, Captain Schilling enjoys spending time with his family and friends and engaging in all types of outdoor activity including surfing, golfing and traveling the world. Captain Schilling is very proud of his profession, but considers his greatest accomplishments in the life to be the relationships he has built with the communities he serves and the family he has gained through the fire service. ​<br></p></div>mailto:cshilling@kerncountyfire.orgChris Schilling Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=105Fire Captain Chino Valley Fire Protection District 14011 City Center Drive Chino Hills, CA  91709<div class="ExternalClassBBD2172FC1844D85BA7FBBD7DCCAB9FA"><div>Chino Valley Fire Protection District</div></div>mailto:proebuck@chofire.orgPete Roebuck Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=106Fire Captain San Miguel Fire and Rescue 2850 Via Orange Way Spring Valley, CA  91978<div class="ExternalClass735FC69ACA1D42B99FA762286C73BB13"><div>San Miguel Fire and Rescue</div><div> </div></div>mailto:jmarugg@sanmiguelfire.orgJim Marugg Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=107Captain 4410 Cathedral Oaks Road Santa Barbara, CA 93110 <div class="ExternalClassF1F8CE82DFFE4CEDB81069356CD70885"><div>Santa Barbara County Fire Department</div></div> Ford
<img alt="Colin Mulloy" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Colin%20Mulloy.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=103Fire Captain Santa Clara County Fire Department 14700 Winchester Blvd Los Gatos, CA  95032<div class="ExternalClassC4E3075210334DC4A188EA6CE7302E0C"><div>Santa Clara County Fire Department</div></div><div class="ExternalClass6485F6297B4D4582A040BEAAB7A0E6DC"><p style="text-align:justify;">Captain Mulloy was appointed to the Santa Clara County Fire Department on July 7<sup>th</sup>, 2008. Captain Mulloy has serves the citizens of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, Campbell and unincorporated Santa Clara County.  Captain Mulloy has held the ranks of Firefighter/Engineer-Paramedic and promoted to Fire Captain on August 17, 2017.  Captain Mulloy currently is assigned to the Monta Vista fire station on “B" platoon, located in the City of Cupertino.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Captain Mulloy holds an Associate's degree in Fire Science from Mission College.  Captain Mulloy currently serves as a Field Training Officer for new paramedics in his organization. He is also is one of the instructors for the annual EMS updates that are taught within the department. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Captain Mulloy was part of the Santa Clara County EMS Data Task Force when the county began rolling out a new ePCR program. He also developed the curriculum for training the Santa Clara County Fire Department in using the new ePCR program. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In August of 2017, Captain Mulloy was selected by Fire Chief Ken Kehmna to replace retiring Chief Ron Vega to serve on the FIRESCOPE EMS Specialist Group.  Being associated with such a prestigious organization is one of Captain Mulloy's greatest honors where he works proudly alongside a talented group of fire service professionals.          </p><p style="text-align:justify;">During his time away from work, Captain Mulloy enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys and engaging in all types of outdoor activity.    </p></div>mailto:colin.mulloy@sccfd.orgColin Mulloy Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=275Battalion Chief​<div class="ExternalClass1194800829A9441087EF00E038B558A5"><div>​Los Angeles County Fire Department</div><div>1255 Corporate Center Drive</div><div>Monterey Park, CA 91754​<br></div><p><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass6543B6C63CEB42A5B6F9567342DC2B43"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Ch</span><span style="text-align:justify;">ief Kane was appointed to the Los Angeles County Fire Department in July of 1999 at the age of 27. Chief Smith has served the citizens of Los Angeles County California.  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Chief Kane has held the ranks of firefighter, firefighter paramedic, firefighter specialist and promoted to Battalion Chief April 1 of 2017.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Chief Kane attended West High School, and California State University Long Beach College.  Chief Kane holds a bachelor's and a Master's degree in Emergency Management. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In June 2020, Chief Smith was selected by Deputy Fire Chief O'Brien to replace Chief Robertson to serve on the FIRESCOPE BoD/Ops Team/Task Force/ EMS Specialist Group.  Being associated with such a prestigious organization is one of Chief Kane's greatest honors where she works proudly alongside a talented group of fire service professionals.          </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​During his time away from work, Chief Kane enjoys spending time with his family and friends and engaging in all types of outdoor activity.  Chief Kane is very proud of his profession but considers his greatest accomplishments in the life to being a dedicated husband and father of 3 daughters.<br></p></div>mailto:brian.kane@fire.lacounty.govBrian Kane Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=250Captain Ventura County Fire Department 165 Durley Ave Camarillo, CA 93010<div class="ExternalClassE6FC8FA7DBA04865AACB497E2C0A7116">Ventura County Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClass962C0B5C5EF14737AF3A213E4032BF7D"><p>​Captain Miner was appointed to the Ventura County Fire Department in September of 2001. He came to us from Santa Barbara City Fire Department where he had served since July of 1997 as a firefighter. Captain Miner has served in various Ventura Country communities including Thousand Oaks, Oak Park, Ojai, and Simi Valley. Captain Miner was promoted from Firefighter Paramedic to Fire Captain in January 2009. He has performed as an Engine Company Captain and has recently been appointed to the position of EMS Captain.</p><p>Captain Miner possesses a Associates' degree in Fire Technology and is currently working on his Bachelors' degree in Fire Administration with Southern Columbia University.</p><p>Captain Miner has held a paramedic license for the past 24 years. He has spent time as a Preceptor educating and training new paramedics. In addition, has been involved with the Hose Cadre, Cadet/Explorer Program, EMS QI Committee, and assisting with implementing new NFIRS reporting system through Image Trends.  </p><p>In July 2020, Captain Miner was appointed to The Firescope EMS Specialist group by Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen. Captain Miner looks forward to a long relationship with Firescope and its outstanding group of fire service professionals.</p><p>During his time away from work, Captain Miner has spent many hours volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America where he has served as both a Cub Master and Scout Master.  He enjoys spending time with his wife Laura, their three children. He spends his free time enjoying the outdoors off roading and vacationing in the desert and at lakes.<br></p><p><br></p></div>mailto: robert.miner@ventura.orgRobert Miner Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=276H&S Program Manager​<div class="ExternalClass209425546FF54D96B717DFCFB2A30AFF"><div>​USFS</div><div>3644 Avtech Parkway</div><div>Redding, CA  96002​<br></div><p><br></p></div>mailto: benjamin.sundal@usda.govBen Sundal Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=112Santa Clara County EMSA 700 Empey Way San Jose, CA  95128<div class="ExternalClass226A6FECAB0C48F998D4A9658D93CDB5"><div>Medical Doctor</div></div>mailto:kenneth.miller@ems.sccgov.orgDr. Ken Miller Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=108Los Angeles County EMS Agency 10100 Pioneer Blvd, Suite 200 Santa Fe Springs, CA  90670<div class="ExternalClass35D8623BF1EF411685170C2D1970BF7A"><div>EMS Director</div></div>mailto:cchidester@dhs.lacounty.govCathy Chidester Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=110Stanislaus County OES 3705 Oakdale Road Modesto, CA  95357<div class="ExternalClassB64587634B3A481296AEC7A15A6039AD"><div>Fire Warden</div></div>mailto:rmurdock@stanoes.comRich Murdock