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<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Finnesey.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=5Fire Chief Orange County Fire Authority 1 Fire Authority Road Irvine, CA 92602<div class="ExternalClass80B3218F6B434DF385937C6B9810F8CD"><div>Chair<br></div><div>Orange County Fire Authority</div></div><div class="ExternalClassEDB39C92E13541638557D9FAC5C45FA6"><h3><strong>​Professional Background</strong></h3><p>Chief Fennessy w as a ppointed Fire Chief of the Orange County Fire Authority on April16, 2018, at the age of 58. Chief Fennessy began his career in 1978 with the US Department of Agriculture’s United States Forest Service and the US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management working as a hotshot crewmember, hotshot/helishot/helitack captain and ultimately crew superintendent. In 1990, he joined the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) and ultimately became Chief of the Department in 2015.</p><h3><strong>Education and Accomplishments</strong></h3><p>Chief Fennessy has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and has participated in hundreds of Fire Service, NIMS, and Incident Command Systems courses throughout his career. He has also completed many specialized leadership-training courses, including the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI) program and for the last ten-years has represented the IAFC on the NWCG Leadership Subcommittee.</p><p>One of his many accomplishments while with the SDFD was developing and establishing a multi-mission Fire/Rescue/EMS helicopter program designed to serve the citizens of the City of San Diego and the region.Chief Fennessy has held multiple Incident Command System (ICS) certifications and positions, has served on National Incident Management Teams, and developed one of the first All-Hazard Incident Management Teams (AHIMT) in the US.</p><br></div>mailto:brianfennessy@ocfa.orgBrian Fennessy
<img alt="" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Chief%20Maurice%20Johnson.jpg" width="640" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=16Fire Chief El Dorado Hills Fire Department 1050 Wilson Blvd. El Dorado Hills, CA 95762<div class="ExternalClass9C1D4852612C4A9CB8EC4C633886AD94"><div>Vice-Chair​<br></div><div>Fire Districts North</div></div><div class="ExternalClassA265BD4425464E3AB75A1BA3BA1D3937"><p><br><br></p></div><p>​<br></p>mailto:officeofthefirechief@edhfire.comMaurice Johnson Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=1Fire Chief California Office of Emergency Services Fire and Rescue Division <div class="ExternalClass98BB010628254D30AD830B2C7FD28511"><div>California Office of Emergency Services</div></div> Marshall
<img alt="Chief Osby" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/daryl-osby-portrait.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=12Fire Chief Los Angeles County FD 1320 North Eastern Avenue Los Angeles, CA  90063-3294<div class="ExternalClassF01D261160F24985998A2C36168D0902"><div>Los Angeles County FD</div><div>Cal OES Region I </div></div><div class="ExternalClass1B2C2BA3049C4F59B4DF1A0422BADF16"><div>Daryl L. Osby has the distinct honor of serving as the ninth Fire Chief of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. With an education in business and executive management and a progressive outlook towards the future, Fire Chief Daryl Osby strives to ensure the Department maintains its acclaimed reputation through sharing of best practices with fellow fire agencies and creating an inclusive workenvironment representative of the diversity of Los Angeles County. </div><div> </div><div>Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby oversees the delivery of fire suppression and life safety services to more than 4.1 million residents and commercial businesses in 59 cities, along 72 miles of coastline, and within all 2,300-square-miles of the County’s unincorporated areas. The Department operates out of 175 fire stations and 24 lifeguard stations, and commissions 4,800 emergency responders and business professionals utilizing an annual budget of just over $1 billion. In addition, the Department provides health, hazardous materials and forestry services throughout the County. </div><div> </div><div>Beyond his leadership role within the County of Los Angeles, Fire Chief Daryl Osby also serves as the Chair of FIRESCOPE (F Irefighti ng REsources of Southern California Organized for Potential Emergencies), which consists of local, State, and Federal fire agencies who coordinate training, incident command, mutual aid, and advisement to the Governor’s office on fire issues. He is also the Region I coordinator for mutual aid for Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties, unifying our local resources during large-scale emergencies. </div><div> </div><div>Previously, he served on the California State Board of Fire Services, and is a former member and chair of the Los Angeles County Emergency Preparedness Commission. </div></div>mailto:daryl.osby@fire.lacounty.govDaryl Osby Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=13Director CAL FIRE P.O. Box 944246 Sacramento, CA 94244<div class="ExternalClass275F93FB7386407E8AEA66D11223384E"><div>CAL FIRE</div></div> Tyler Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=285Fire Chief Kern County FD 5642 Victor Street Bakersfield, CA 93308 <div class="ExternalClassF2977B17BAF54751B06A442D962CEEDF"><p>​Kern County Fire Department<br></p></div>mailto:aduncan@kerncountyfire.orgAaron Duncan Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=10Fire Chief Los Angeles Fire Department 200 North Main Street, Room 1800 Los Angeles, CA  90012<div class="ExternalClass3C06A365BCBE4C1CAA238E63C5F88F9F"><div>Los Angeles Fire Department</div></div>mailto:kristin.crowley@lacity.orgKristin Crowley
<img alt="" src="/Documents/Chief%20Mark%20Hartwig.PNG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=9Fire Chief Santa Barbara County Fire Department 4410 Cathedral Oaks Road Santa Barbara, CA  93110<div class="ExternalClass3D0B43B934B240DC8892E4496D88B3B0"><div>Santa Barbara County Fire Department</div></div><div class="ExternalClass299069B20FA34507A9E74A5FF1D0796D"><p>Chief Hartwig was appointed to FIRESCOPE in 2016. He has held the ranks of Firefighter,<br>Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief, and served as Fire Chief/Fire Warden of the San<br>Bernadino County Fire Protection District from 2011-2019. He was appointed Fire Chief/Fire<br>Warden of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department in February of 2019.<br>Chief Hartwig attended Rio Hondo Prep, Cal Poly Pomona, Loma Linda University, and Cal State<br>Long Beach. He holds a Master Degree in Emergency Services Administration, Bachelor Degrees<br>in Zoology and Emergency Medical Care, and Associates Degrees in Paramedic Studies and Fire<br>Administration.<br>During his time away from work, Chief Hartwig enjoys spending time with his family and friends.</p></div>mailto:mark.hartwig@sbcfire.comMark Hartwig Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=14Director Pacific Southwest Region 5 Fire and Aviation Management USDA Forest Service 1323 Club Drive Vallejo, CA  94592<div class="ExternalClass40D8BDCE5F9A4FEBA5F1875F61122ABC"><div>USDA Forest Service</div></div><div class="ExternalClass237A431D92A84395A46AC71243CF5BBE"><p><br><br></p></div><p>​</p>Jaime Gamboa
<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Chief%20Dustin%20Gardner.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=6Fire Chief Ventura County Fire Department 165 Durley Avenue Camarillo, CA  93010<div class="ExternalClass59E293F24B24475BB14CDB44CCEFF4ED"><div>Ventura County Fire Department</div></div><div class="ExternalClass7C168BF982B04BD6A08E3D21B301CDF1"><p><br><br></p></div><p>​</p>mailto:dustin.gardner@ventura.orgDustin Gardner Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=8State Fire Management Officer Bureau of Land Management 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W1623 Sacramento, CA  95825<div class="ExternalClassBA86112DA0D543F8910B4E37D85A9347"><div>U.S. Department of Interior </div><div>Bureau of Land Management</div><div style="clear:both;"></div></div>mailto:slucas@blm.govScott Lucas
<img alt="" height="330" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/EditForm/SFFD%20Chief%20Jeanine%20Nicholson.jpg" width="215" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Fire Chief San Francisco Fire Department 698 Second Street San Francisco, CA 94107<div class="ExternalClassDE97704467D04304AB392D2365EC7915"><div>City Fire Departments North</div></div><div class="ExternalClass78920D1CC69D49EEBD3C4F9EE39BA969"><p> </p><div>Chief Jeanine Nicholson began her career with the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) in 1994 and was sworn in by Mayor London Breed as Fire Chief on May 6, 2019. She rose through the ranks from Firefighter Paramedic, Lieutenant, Captain, to Battalion Chief. She also served as Deputy Chief of Administration prior to becoming Chief of Department.</div><div><br></div><div>Chief Nicholson graduated from Colgate University in 1986 with a BA in Sociology and Anthropology.<br></div><div><br></div><div>In May of 2020, Chief Nicholson was selected to serve on the FIRESCOPE Board of Directors representing City Fire Departments North.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Chief Nicholson is a collaborative leader with a deep sense of respect and appreciation for all the members of the SFFD. In addition to day-to-day operations, she is also focused on Firefighter Safety, Disaster Preparedness, Community Paramedicine, and Equity.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Chief Nicholson has been committed to community service, both on and off the job. She is a breast cancer survivor and served on the Board of the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation. She taught for the SFFD’s NERT (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team), has volunteered at Camp Blaze (a leadership and empowerment camp for young women learning firefighting skills), and other community organizations.<br></div><div><br></div><div>During her down time, she loves to go hiking in the great outdoors with her human and canine companions.​<br></div><p><br></p></div>mailto:fireadministration@sfgov.orgJeanine Nicholson
<img alt="" src="/Documents/Chief%20Collin%20Stowell.PNG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=11Fire Chief San Diego Fire Rescue Department 600 B Street San Diego, CA  92101<div class="ExternalClassC04980636A5547CAA28CCD645CDC55A2"><div>City Fire Departments South</div></div><div class="ExternalClass714BE9A591724254AABFD5BF7F04AB86"><p>Chief Colin Stowell was appointed to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department on March 11, 1988 at the age of 20. Chief Stowell has served the residents of the City of San Diego, CA as a Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief and was appointed Fire Chief on August 11, 2018. Chief Stowell left San Diego for a brief period to serve as Fire Chief with Heartland Fire & Rescue Department from 2016-2018 before having the opportunity to return to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department when selected as the city's 18th Fire Chief.</p><p>Chief Stowell attended Mira Mesa High School, Miramar College and San Diego State University. He earned an associate's degree in fire science, a bachelor's degree in public administration, a certificate in fire protection administration, and completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in 2014. </p><p>Chief Stowell was a licensed paramedic for 21 years and was a California state certified fire instructor. He has also served on the San Diego All Hazards Incident Management Team since 2007.</p><p>In January of 2019, Chief Stowell was selected by Chief Kim Zaharia to serve on the FIRESCOPE board of directors representing City Fire Departments South. </p><p>When he is not working, Chief Stowell enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole and two teenage children. He enjoys golfing and ocean fishing with his friends, and remains active in his community of Rancho Penasquitos in San Diego. Chief Stowell has derived a tremendous amount of pride from being a firefighter and influencing the fire service throughout San Diego County, and is honored to lead the dedicated men and women of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.</p></div>mailto:ctstowell@sandiego.govColin Stowell
<img alt="Chief Dan Munsey" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Dan%20Munsey.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=17Fire Chief San Bernardino County Fire 157 W. 5th Street, 2nd Floor San Bernardino, CA. 92415<div>Fire Districts South</div><div class="ExternalClass57FBC97658CE4E80AF728475F0D11D25"><p>​<br></p><p>Fire Chief Dan Munsey was appointed to the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District in November 2019.  Chief Munsey has served the citizens of San Bernardino County for over 25 years as a paramedic, firefighter, company, and chief officer.  As a chief officer, Chief Munsey has held the ranks of battalion chief, division chief, assistant chief over the last 12 years. </p><p>​Chief Munsey holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Public Administration and is a graduate of the California Special District's Association Leadership Academy.  Chief Munsey is credentialed Chief Fire Officer through the Center for Public Safety Excellence and possess a California State Fire Marshal Chief Fire Officer certification.  Chief Munsey has presented numerous times at Fire Rescue international, TEEX Leadership Academy, various other public safety conferences.  Chief Munsey publishes articles and white papers on the fire service on a regular basis and contributes to fire service research through various institutions.  Chief Munsey participates in the NFPA forum as a member, has been the California Fire Chief Operations Section president for the last 3-years, and is the International Fire Chief's Association Technology Council chairperson. </p><p>Chief Munsey oversaw San Bernardino County Fire's Special Operations Division for several years.  This position included oversight of the fire department's wildland, heavy fire equipment, helicopter programs as well as several specialty programs/teams including California Regional Task Force 6 (CA-RTF-6) (US&R), the tactical/SWAT medic program, ARFF, and Hazardous material teams.  Chief Munsey spent several years on California incident management teams in the operations section on fires throughout the Western United States.  As a seasoned chief officer in San Bernardino County, Chief Munsey has significant experience in incident and unified command over large diverse incidents including mass casualty, wildfire, flood rescue, mudslide, structural fire, train derailments, and hazardous material that have occurred throughout the region.  Chief Munsey is a state certified fire officer, chief officer, and wildland command instructor. </p><p>In June 2020, Chief Munsey was selected by FIRESCOPE to replace Fire Chief Mark Hartwig as the Fire District's South representative on the FIRESCOPE Board of Directors.  Chief Munsey is proud to associate with FIRESCOPE members in this long-standing historic fire service association. </p><p>Chief Munsey believes strongly in being active and involved in community service, ensuring department diversity, hiring from our communities, and working in collaboration with other agencies to ensure public safety.  He is proud to lead San Bernardino County Fire and the great men and women who work so hard to keep the residents and visitors safe.  Our firefighter's efforts and performance is amongst the best in the nation at providing professional fire and rescue services and this FIRESCOPE position reflects their collective ongoing commitment to make our fire service better.<br></p><p><br> </p></div>mailto:%20dmunsey@SBCFire.orgDan Munsey
<img alt="Chief Mike Minton" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/EditForm/Chief%20Minton.jpg" width="640" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=35Regional Fire Management Officer National Park Service - Pacific West Region 333 Bush Street San Francisco, CA  94104<div class="ExternalClass27EAEF84ED82474095901831E5C1FE88"><div>Department of Interior</div><div>National Park Service</div></div><div class="ExternalClassB503556DEAA04C8E9CC1A7BF8E1EB1F6"><p></p><p>Mike Minton started his career in Fire and Aviation with the Bureau of Land Management in Northern California in 1991 when he was hired as a wildland firefighter apprentice. The first nine years of his career were spent working primarily on Interagency Hotshot and Helitack modules which helped shape his enthusiasm and passion for fire and aviation management. Mike moved on to the National Park Service in 2000 where he worked as the Helicopter Program Manager at Grand Canyon National Park. Mike's responsibilities with the highly complex year-round helicopter program at Grand Canyon confronted him with many unique challenges in aviation management. Mike was the recipient of “Airwards" in both 2001 and 2004, receiving recognition for multiple successful air rescue incidents, obtaining aviation qualifications as a Shorthaul and Rappel check spotter, an Air Support Group Supervisor on an IMT, and as an Air Tactical Group Supervisor. Over the course of his assignment at Grand Canyon, Mike was involved in a great deal of fire management activities having detailed into Assistant FMO position on two occasions and obtaining qualifications as a RX Burn Boss, Fire Use Manager and Type 3 Incident Commander, positions in which he frequently served. In late 2006 Mike moved on to the USFS on the Six Rivers National Forest where he worked as the Deputy Forest Fire Chief and Forest Aviation Officer.  Over this time period, Mike continued to work in incident management teams as an Operations Section Chief. Mike attended Humboldt State University through these years where he completed a certificate of study in wildland fire management. Near the end of 2009, Mike was named as the Forest Fire Chief for the Six Rivers NF, a position he maintained until 2018. Mike established the Interagency Fire Management Program with Redwood National Park which is a partnership that continues to operate today. Mike also spent a great deal of this time working as an Incident Commander on California IMTs, many of which on National Type 1 Teams. In April of 2018 Mike came back to the NPS in the Deputy Region Fire Management Officer - Operations position for the Pacific West. Mike has established many interagency working relationships over the past three years throughout the region and continues to serve in leadership roles with a variety of national and geographic level fire and aviation committees. While he has stepped down as a primary Type 1 Incident Commander, Mike now serves as an Area Commander with the National Area Command Teams.<br></p><p><br><br></p></div>mailto:michael_minton@nps.govMike Minton Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=19Acting State Fire Marshal Office of the California State Fire Marshal P.O. Box 944246 Sacramento, CA  94244<div class="ExternalClassDE48EE325047475BAA60B4AF564BEE94"><div>State Fire Marshall</div></div> Richwine Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=25Fire Chief Williams Fire Protection Authority P.O. Box 755 Williams, CA  95987<div class="ExternalClassB5EE3D17746942B9BDAB44DF453DB87B"><div>Volunteer Fire Departments</div></div>mailto:C300@williamsfire.netJeffery Gilbert Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=27President California Professional Firefighters 1780 Creekside Oaks, Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95833<div>California Professional Fire Fighters</div>mailto:briankrice@cpf.orgBrian Rice
<img alt="" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/EditForm/Chief%20Eddie%20Sell.jpg" width="309" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=23President California State Firefighters' Association 1232 Q Street 2nd Floor Sacramento, CA  95811<div class="ExternalClass923DB8C9F842428FB4651D09F5A8E019"><div>California State Firefighters' Association</div></div><div class="ExternalClass3E842E66BC01490BBF3099BFEB814570"><p><br><br></p></div><p>​</p>mailto:eddie.sell@csfamail.comEddie Sell