Roster and Biographies



<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Justin%20Stockman%20-%20EIT.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=125Captain Santa Clara County Fire Department 14700 Winchester Blvd Los Gatos, CA  95032<div class="ExternalClass3E2AC75D891247E2A2C3120367A93ECE">Emerging Information Technology Chair<br></div><div class="ExternalClass5194B6890F2D422FBDFD8B42CAA28819"><p>​Justin was appointed to the Santa Clara County Fire Department on June 14, 2010 at the age of 25. Justin has served the citizens of Santa Clara County and the State of California with pride and dedication ever since. Justin was promoted to the rank of Captain by Fire Chief Ken Kehmna (ret.) in March of 2017. Justin attended Half Moon Bay High School (2003) and San Francisco State University (2008) as well as the Butte College Fire Academy (2006) and Foothill College Paramedic Program (2009) and Columbia Southern University (2021). Justin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s of Public Health. Justin is actively engaged in public outreach programs through the Santa Clara County Fire Department, is a frequent master of ceremonies for department events, and has significant involvement with the departments Information Technology group. Justin has a particular passion for field deployable hastily formed networks that allow enhanced communication and situational awareness through low cost high efficiency non-traditional solutions. In September of 2017 Justin was selected by Fire Chief Tony Bowden to serve on the FIRESCOPE Emerging Information Technology Specialist Sub-Committee. Justin takes great pride in being appointed to this group and recognizes the outsized importance of careful adoption of technology into the American fire service. During his time away from work Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids. If having four kids at home has taught him anything, it’s to stay flexible and always keep a change of clothes in the car.​<br></p></div>mailto:justin.stockman@sccfd.orgJustin Stockman
<img alt="Scott Johnson Portrait" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Scott%20Johnson%20-%20EIT.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=121IT Supervisor Orange County Fire Authority 1 Fire Authority Road, Building B Irvine, Ca  92602<div class="ExternalClass9BE6DAF6FCF64A0584565E40EBA0354D"><div>Orange County Fire Authority Vice Chair<br></div><div> </div></div><div class="ExternalClass453624E6E7CA435F9E33188FC356CE84"><p>​Scott Johnson is an IT Supervisor with over 25 years of professional experience in the Information Technology field. His expertise includes the ability to implement and manage system environments ranging from the small business to the large corporate enterprise. Scott started his interest in the fire service as a Fire Explorer with Orange County Fire Department in 1987. In1995 Scott joined OCFA as a reserve fire fighter, which lead into his career in Information Technology. Scott is currently an IT Supervisor overseeing the Orange County Fire Authorities Infrastructure and desktop services team. The Orange County Fire Authority is a regional fire service agency that serves 23 cities in Orange County and all unincorporated areas. The OCFA protects nearly 2 million residents from its 77 fire stations located throughout Orange County Being a member of the Fire Scope Emerging Technology group since 2015 has been an amazing opportunity to network with other fire professionals and work on some of the latest technologies in the industry. During his time away from work, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and three children in the city of Eastvale, CA ​<br></p></div>mailto:scottjohnson@ocfa.orgScott Johnson
<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Phil%20Ambrose%20-%20EIT.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=288Glendale Fire Department/Verdugo 421 Oak Street Glendale, CA 91204<div class="ExternalClassF56E8B9ADD274ABEABE74DB8676A550B"><p>​Secretary<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass51225F7D98914F7EA66EF37B87B63189"><p>​Chief Ambrose was appointed to the Glendale Fire Department on September 17, 2001 and has served the citizens of Glendale for 20 years. Chief Ambrose has held the ranks of Firefighter/Paramedic, Captain, and promoted to Battalion Chief on December 19, 2019. Chief Ambrose is currently responsible for the Verdugo Fire Communications Center which dispatches for 13 Agencies in Area C of Region 1. Chief Ambrose holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University. Chief Ambrose has authored several publications for Fire Periodicals and is an advisory editor for Fire Engineering Magazine. Chief Ambrose has taught across the US and Canada, including FDIC for the past 5 years, and was a panelist for a National Academies of Science webinar. In 2001 Chief Ambrose earned the FBI’s Exceptional Public Service Award for his work in training their hazardous materials response team. Chief Ambrose has held positions in Operations, Fire Prevention, EMS, Training, and Special Operations. Chief Ambrose is a certified Paramedic and Hazardous Materials Specialist and holds three patents related to Hazardous Materials Simulation Training. Currently Chief Ambrose is responsible for a 911 center which serves approximately 1M people. During his time at Verdugo Fire Communications Center he has dealt with major technology upgrades and challenges. In November of 2021, Chief Ambrose was selected by Fire Chief Silvio Lanzas to serve on the FIRESCOPE Emerging Information Technology Sub-committee. Being associated with such a prestigious organization is one of Chief Ambrose’s greatest honors where he was voted to serve as secretary for the group starting 2022. During his time away from work, Chief Ambrose enjoys spending time with his family in the ocean, or at swim and soccer events. Chief Ambrose is proud of his profession and considers his greatest accomplishments as serving the community and improving the safety of fellow first responders.  ​<br></p></div>mailto: pambrose@glendaleca.govPhil Ambrose Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=116Fire Planner USFS Angeles National Forest 701 North Santa Anita Arcadia, CA  91006<div class="ExternalClass8798189D32754D7D85E49D04BF2B3422"><div>Emerging Information Technology <br></div></div>mailto:kristenallison@fs.fed.usKristen Allison
<img alt="Anthony Occhpinti" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Tony%20Occhipinti.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=119Engineer Ventura county Fire Protection District 3356 Somis Road Somis, CA  93066<div class="ExternalClass76D5481D4C4047248C70BBD863E26CAD">Emerging Information Technology <br></div><div class="ExternalClass4FD3F600D740457694FA5589F209900F"><p style="text-align:justify;">​Engineer Occhipinti was hired with the Ventura County Fire Department Hand Crew in 2012 and was then hired as a Firefighter in 2014. Engineer Occhipinti was promoted to Fire Engineer in 2017 and currently works at VCFD Station 31 in Thousand Oaks.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Tony attended Thousand Oaks High School and California State University Channel Islands. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Communication with an emphasis in Health Communication.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Engineer Occhipinti is involved with several different programs within the Ventura County Fire Department. He is actively involved in the VNC Planning Section and works with the Central Coast Federal Incident Management Team 15. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In August of 2018, Tony was selected by Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen to replace Firefighter Aimen Alton to serve on the FIRESCOPE EIT Specialist Group. He hopes to meld experiences and solutions developed by both the VCFD and the FIRESCOPE EIT Task Force together in an effort to increase situational awareness and workflow in the Fire Service.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">During his time away from work, Tony enjoys spending time with his family and friends and engaging in all types of outdoor activities. Engineer Occhipinti is very proud of his profession but considers his greatest accomplishments in life to be personal growth and constant progression. <br></p><p><br> </p></div>mailto:anthony.occhipinti@ventura.orgAnthony Occhipinti
<img alt="" height="500" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/EditForm/Jesse%20Hodorowski%20-%20EIT.jpg" width="333" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=114Firefigher II City of Davis Fire Department 530 Fifth Street Davis, CA  95616<div class="ExternalClassD52024AFD0834AFAA29426B3A0143CBD">City of Davis Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClass037CC533ED68400A97C25F47DBA8C145"><p style="text-align:justify;">​Jesse Hodorowski was appointed to the City of Davis Fire Department on September 15, 1999 at the age of 24.   Firefighter II Hodorowski has served the citizens of Davis, CA for over 20 years.  Firefighter II Hodorowski has held the ranks of Firefighter I, Firefighter II and promoted to Acting Captain in 2005</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Firefighter II Hodorowski attended Nevada Union High School, and Sierra College.  Firefighter II Hodorowski is currently working on achieving a Bachelor Degree in Fire Administration.  Firefighter II Hodorowski is the recipient of the Firefighter of the year award, which he earned in 2007, 2008 for his positive attitude and strong work ethic on specialized projects.    </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In addition to being on an Engine Company, Firefighter II Hodorowski has regularly been assigned to special projects involving emerging technologies such as the department records management systems, technical hardware implementations, and other programs related to technologies.  Firefighter II Hodorowski is a state certified Fire Officer and has attended the National Fire Academy several times with a concentration in the Command and Control series.  Firefighter II Hodorowski has been selected and currently sits on several state wide technical advisory committees involving common operating platforms.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In 2013 Firefighter II Hodorowski was selected by Chief Pierce to join the newly formed Emerging Information Technologies Specialist Group.  Being associated with such a prestigious organization is one of Firefighter II Hodorowski'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, Firefighter II Hodorowski enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the great outdoors including working on his small homestead.  Firefighter II Hodorowski is very proud of his profession, but considers his greatest accomplishments in the life to be his marriage to his wife along with raising his two daughters. <br></p></div>mailto:jhodorowski@cityofdavis.orgJesse Hodorowski
<img alt="Michael Hoose" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Michael%20Hoose.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=124Captain Santa Barbara City Fire Department 121 West Carrillo Street Santa Barbara, CA  93101<div class="ExternalClassB69D31A8B2484B6E9001CAB4DD559EB6"><div>Santa Barbara City Fire Department</div></div><div class="ExternalClass4644D774B54941E8B4A756CACE68CF27"><p>​Michael Hoose was appointed to the Santa Barbara City Fire Department in March of 1995 at the age of 35.   Captain Hoose has served the citizens Santa Barbara, California for some 24 years.  Captain Hoose has held the ranks of firefighter and engineer and in 2006 was promoted to Fire Captain.  </p><p>Hoose attended Newport Harbor High School and Brooks Institute of Photography.  Hoose holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  Captain Hoose has authored several publications on fire service technology through the years.  Hoose is the recipient of the Santa Barbara City Firefighter of the Year award. </p><p>Captain Hoose serves as the Lead Situation Unit Leader for California Interagency Incident Management Team 4, a Federal Type I IMT. Hoose also supports the XSB Operational Area IMT (Type 3). Hoose previously was a Paramedic Training Officer in the County of Santa Barbara. </p><p>In 2017 Captain Hoose was selected by Fire Chief McElroy to serve on the FIRESCOPE on the EIT Task Force.  Being associated with such a prestigious organization is one of Hoose's greatest honors where he works proudly alongside a talented group of fire service professionals.          </p><p>During his time away from work, Captain Hoose enjoys spending time with his family and friends and engaging in all types of outdoor activity.  Hoose is married with two children. Captain Hoose is very proud of his chosen profession. <br></p><p><br> </p></div>mailto:mhoose@santabarbaraca.govMichael Hoose
<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Zachary%20Wells%20-%20EIT.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=115Battalion Chief Kern County Fire Department 5642 Victor Street Bakersfield, CA  93308<div class="ExternalClass928482A9754F4A8BB17D94DE229C2670">Kern County Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClassDAE5B743E873498E9D7AF0B8DE0D312E"><p>​Chief Wells was hired by the Kern County Fire Department in 2005. He has served the citizens of Kern County as a Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief and promoted to his current role as Deputy Fire Chief. As a Deputy Chief he overseas Kern County Fire Department’s Emergency Communication Center, Technology Services, Emergency Medical Services, Facilities and Logistics Divisions. Chief Wells serves as an Advisor/Liaison to ALERTWildfire based out of University of California San Diego. Education Chief Wells attended El Dorado High School in Placentia, CA, Santa Ana College and Concordia University Irvine. Chief Wells holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Leadership and is working towards his Master’s degree in Business Administration and Executive Fire Officer at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. Specialized Training As a Firefighter and Engineer, Chief Wells was a state certified Paramedic and Hazardous Materials Specialist. As a Fire Captain, he served a special assignment as a Duty Officer working in the Emergency Communication Center. He is a certified State Fire Officer and is currently working towards his Chief Fire Officer designation. FIRESCOPE History In May of 2017, Chief Wells was selected to represent Kern County Fire Department on FIRESCOPE’s Emerging Information Technologies(EIT) Specialist Group. He has helped facilitate the Fire Operations Technology Summit brining together over 200+ Fire Service Leaders at an annual Tech Summit hosted in Redlands, CA. Building relationships with and proudly working alongside other like-minded technology savvy fire service professionals have been extremely rewarding. Personal Interests During his time away from work, Chief Wells enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter at Disneyland and other unique Southern California locations. ​<br></p></div>mailto:zwells@kerncountyfire.orgZachary Wells Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=126Captain Paramedic Santa Barbara County Fire Department 4410 Cathedral Oaks Road Santa Barbara, CA  93110<div class="ExternalClassDCFB214129D44A4D987548F959F6DBCC"><div>Santa Barbara County Fire Department</div></div>mailto:craig.vanderswaag@sbcfire.comCraig VanderZwaag Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=122Captain Los Angeles City Fire Department 500 E. Temple Street, 2nd floor, RM 246 Los Angeles, CA 90012<div class="ExternalClass9937F7A1A0124B62A3939FBCA7B8D76F"><div>Los Angeles City Fire Department</div></div>mailto:brian.wall@lacity.orgBrian Wall Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=123CALFIRE Sacramento 1416 9th Street Sacramento, CA <div class="ExternalClass024E9C8B1CC54737896D2BE1E4C68B07"><div>CAL FIRE</div></div><div class="ExternalClass52551CD0B3F64A6683ADEEF4406A8414"><p style="text-align:justify;">​Chief SeLegue was appointed to CAL FIRE in August of 1999 at the age of 19.   Chief SeLegue has served the citizens of the State of California.  Chief SeLegue has held the ranks of firefighter thru Captain and promoted to Battalion Chief on October of 2016.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Chief SeLegue attended Crafton Hills and Riverside Community Colleges.  Chief SeLegue holds an Associate's Degree.  Chief SeLegue has assisted or been the lead for several groups and cadres from Mobile Communication Units, Community Emergency Response Teams CERT, NWCG SIT/209 change board, NWCG Intel Subcommittee, NFDRS16 Instructor, SCOUT administrator and Lead Instructor of Field Observer courses.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Chief SeLegue is currently a Type 1 Planning Section Chief Trainee for CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">During his time away from work, Chief SeLegue enjoys spending time with his family and friends and engaging in all types of outdoor activities including hiking and running.  Chief SeLegue is very proud of his profession but considers his greatest accomplishments in life to be the father of two beautiful girls. <br></p><p><br></p></div> Selegue Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=132Captain Paramedic Sacramento City Fire Department 5770 Freeport Blvd Suite 200 Sacramento, CA  95822<div class="ExternalClassE9D3F5CE3C584590866E1B22BF404DEA"><div>Sacramento City Fire Department</div></div>mailto:esaylors@sfd.cityofsacramento.orgEric Saylors Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=130Program Manager Sand Diego Fire Rescue 3750 Kearny Villa Road San Diego, CA  92123<div class="ExternalClass65F5930FB58A43BCB1620BDA927471EC"><div>San Diego Fire Rescue</div></div>mailto:mjscott@sandiego.govMike Scott Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=120Assistant Chief Cal OES Fire and Rescue P.O. Box 6445 San Mateo, CA  94403<div class="ExternalClass1977F3CC5F3E43048EEFA5856966812D"><div>Cal OES Fire and Rescue</div></div> Franklin Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=242Comms Manager North County Dispatch JPA 16939 El Fuego Rancho Santa Fe, California 92091<div class="ExternalClass2090356B327648BFA9D08CB902280562">North County Dispatch</div><div class="ExternalClass69410DB7EAE3481F9BCBD0E4DD8ED1FC"><p style="text-align:justify;">​Jennifer Libby-Jones started her public safety career in 2005 in Missouri for Newton County Central Dispatch.  She was promoted to Supervisor at the end of December 2005.  She relocated to San Diego County in 2010 and was hired with North County Dispatch JPA (NCDJPA) as a Fire Communications Supervisor in 2011.  She was promoted to Manager in 2015 and now oversees the NCDJPA Operations and </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jennifer attended Neosho High School in Missouri and graduated in 2000.  She is Emergency Medical Dispatch and Quality Assurance certified through the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jennifer has a wide range of specialized dispatch training in the fields of Law Enforcement, EMS and Fire dispatch.  She has also worked to expand her technical proficiencies in the workplace over the years including working with Geographic Inforamtion Systems (GIS), Inforamtion Technology, maintaining the CAD system (software, hardware and network systems), webpage maintenance, and various fire technologies.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In January 2020, Jennifer attended the Fire Operations Technology Summit sponsored by the California Fire Chiefs Association.  Several FIRESCOPE contributors presented there and solicited involvement in the group.  Jennifer volunteered to help support the Emerging Information Technology and was accepted to the group in February 2020.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jennifer enjoys hiking, camping and backpacking in her spare time, often spending the weekends in the deserts of Anza Borrego State Park or the in San Gorgino Mountains. She is an avid reader and technology enthusiast who never stops learning.  She enjoys spending her downtime with her husband and five cats. <br></p></div>mailto: jlibby-jones@ncdjpa.orgJennifer Libby-Jones