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https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=344<div class="ExternalClassD3F5F1BB709849BDBE12E68364A284B7"><p>​Chair​<br></p></div>Vacant
<img alt="" height="240" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/mark-kendall-portrait.jpg" width="192" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Staff Chief Operations Cal Fire 6105 Airport Road Redding, Ca 96002<div class="ExternalClass48708E2AC92C447EB33F45C4512795D5"><div>Vice-Chair<br>Cal Fire</div></div><div class="ExternalClass3998D8CB4B634CDD96EFE59950D0B5D4"><p>​Chief Kendall has served 25 years for CALFIRE. Chief Kendall started his fire service career in 1990 as a Volunteer Firefighter at Covelo Fire Department in Mendocino County. In 1992 Chief Kendall started his CALFIRE career in the Mendocino Unit. Chief Kendall has worked in several programs throughout the Department including, Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention, and the Air Program. Chief Kendall has worked in both CALFIRE Regions and three Operational Units.</p><p>Chief Kendall graduated Round Valley High School, and attended Butte College majoring in Fire Science. Chief Kendall is a Sworn Peace Officer graduating Post at the CALFIRE Peace Officer Academy in Ione.</p><p>Chief Kendall served on CALFIRE incident Management Teams for 17 years. Holding several ICS positions including, Logistics, Operations, and Deputy Incident Commander. Chief Kendall has instructed on a large range of cadres including arson investigation, large incident management, tactical aviation and supervision.</p><p>In June of 2015, Chief Kendall was selected by Chief Pimlott, to replace retiring Chief Kelley Gouette, to serve on the FIRESCOPE Ops Team. Being associated with such a prestigious organization is one of Chief Kendall's greatest honors where he works proudly alongside a talented group of fire service professionals.</p><p>During his time away from work, Chief Kendall enjoys spending time with his family and friends and engaging in all types of outdoor activities. Chief Kendall is very proud of his profession, but considers his greatest accomplishments in life are meeting his wife Tamara and raising two wonderful Children</p></div>mailto:mark.kendall@fire.ca.govMark Kendall
<img alt="Chief Richardson" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/EditForm/Chief%20Jon%20O%27Brien.png" width="100" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=20Deputy Chief LA County Fire Department 1320 N. Eastern Ave Los Angeles, CA; 90063<div class="ExternalClass71622B14B0BA4A2D94D4CDE666F523ED"><div>Secretary<br></div>Los Angeles County Fire Department </div><div class="ExternalClass0AFDCF18CF21401FA93226E47F627977"><p>​Deputy Fire Chief Jon O'Brien has worked as a fire service professional for over 26 years. He started his career as a volunteer firefighter with the City of Sierra Madre. After graduating from high school, he completed paramedic training at the Los Angeles County Paramedic Training Institute and was hired by the City of Monrovia as a full-time firefighter/paramedic until he joined the County of Los Angeles in 1999.<br></p><p>Chief O'Brien has served in several operational and administrative assignments, promoting through the ranks to his current position as a Deputy Fire Chief. Along the way, he has worked as a flight medic in the Department's Air Operations Section, a fire crew supervisor in the Camps Section, a recruit training captain, and a field battalion chief.</p><p>In April 2014, Chief O'Brien was assigned to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Bureau and was responsible for the education and training of the Department's 3,200 emergency medical technicians and 1,250 paramedics. The following year in November 2015, Chief O'Brien was promoted again to Assistant Fire Chief and assigned to Division VI in the Central Region. In July 2017, he returned as the Acting Deputy Fire Chief to the EMS Bureau and later officially promoted to Deputy Fire Chief in December 2017.</p><p>Chief O'Brien was assigned as the deputy fire chief of the North Regional Operations Bureau in April 2020.  He oversees the cities of Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and La Cañada Flintridge as well as the Technical Operations Unit and Air & Wildland Division of the Department. He is the incident commander of the Department's Incident Management Team 1.</p><p>Chief O'Brien received his Associate of Arts degree in fire science at Mount San Antonio Community College and his Bachelor of Science degree in public policy and management at the University of Southern California. He currently represents the Department on the FIRESCOPE Operations Team and the Los Angeles County Measure B Advisory Committee.<br><br></p><p><br></p></div>mailto:jon.obrien@fire.lacounty.govJon O'Brien
<img alt="Chief James Johnstone" height="240" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Chief%20James%20Johnstone.png" width="192" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:5px 5px;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=24Deputy Chief Cal OES Fire and Rescue Division 23300 Castle Street Riverside, CA  92518-2200<div class="ExternalClassCC8C74F354324500A5469E71CD386A71"><div>Cal OES</div></div><div class="ExternalClass88896076EC98429B9905CFEC979EF8FB"><p>Chief Johnstone served 33 years with the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District. He began his career as a Paid Call Firefighter in 1984 and worked all suppression ranks up to the Deputy Chief level. He served as the Deputy Chief of Operations for the District overseeing the operations of 6 regional Divisions as well as the Training/Special Operations Division. In May of 2017, Jim accepted the FIRESCOPE Coordinator position as a Deputy Chief with Cal OES Fire & Rescue. While serving with San Bernardino County Fire, he served on the FIRESCOPE Operations Team as the Region VI Representative for three years. </p><p>Jim earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from the University of California, Riverside and served as a paramedic for 21 years. He is a state certified Heavy Rescue Specialist and served as US&R Regional Task Force 6 Manager for San Bernardino County Fire. He was also a member of the Federal Southern California Incident Management Team #2 where he served as a Division Supervisor for 7 years and an Operations Section Chief for 3 years. </p><p>Jim has been married to his high school sweetheart - Bridgett for 39 years and they reside in Lake Arrowhead, California. Jim and Bridgett have 7 grown children and 6 grandkids. Jim's personal passion is spending adventurous time with his family.</p></div>mailto:james.johnstone@caloes.ca.govJames Johnstone
<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Chief%20Steers%20Ops%20Team.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=269Deputy Fire Chief Kern County Fire Department 5642 Victor Street Bakersfield, CA 93308<div class="ExternalClassDC5270952DAF4F57945A3EA64C8E6B14">Kern County Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClass94EA5A373DAF46E7A6235363B2861926"><p>​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Division Chief Billy Steers has served in the fire service for over 30 years.  Chief Steers was appointed to Kern County Fire Department in 2001.  Chief Steers has served the citizens of Kern County as a Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, and promoted to Division Chief in August of 2021. The first 11 years of his service started with the US Forest Service on the Sequoia National Forest where he was a member of engines and the last 7 years on the Fulton Interagency Hotshot Crew.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Through Chief Steers career, he has obtained a multitude of all hazard fire qualifications in operations.  Since 2008, he has been involved with incident management teams and has served as a Type 1 Operations Section Chief for California Incident Management Team 1.  Chief Steers currently serves as the Association of Contract County Representative to the CWCG Operations Team. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In September of 2021, Chief Steers was selected by Fire Chief Aaron Duncan to replace retiring Chief Peshkin to serve on FIRESCOPE Ops Team.  Being associated with such a prestigious organization is one of Chief Steers greatest honors where he works proudly alongside a talented group of fire service professional.</p><p>During his time away from work, Chief Steers enjoys spending time with his wife of 25 years and three adult children.  He enjoys mountain biking, camping, and fishing adventures in Baja.  ​<br></p><p><br></p></div>mailto:bsteers@kerncountyfire.orgBill Steers
<img alt="Chief Poirier" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Chief%20Dean%20Zipperman.jpg" width="269" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=21Assistant Chief Los Angeles City Fire Department 200 N. Main Street Emergency Operations Room 1860 Los Angeles, CA  90012<div class="ExternalClassDC9F153664674098A819B90DF41835CE"><div>Los Angeles Fire Department<br></div></div><div class="ExternalClass03875D53D91F446493D41C66BE82F4D3"><p style="text-align:justify;"></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Professional Background </strong>          </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dean Zipperman was appointed to the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) on February 2, 1986. Having held the ranks of Firefighter, Apparatus Operator, Captain I, Captain II, Battalion Chief, and Assistant Chief and currently serves as the Assistant Bureau Commander of Operations West Bureau. In his over 36 years of service with the LAFD, Chief Zipperman has proudly served the citizens of Los Angeles in assignments across the City and has been part of several large-scale emergency events including the 1992 Civil Disturbance, the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, the Devon-Wilshire Residential Hi-Rise Fire and the Trader Joe's Active Shooter Incident.</p><h4>Prior to his promotion to Assistant Chief, he served as the Commander of the In-Service Training Section where supervised and administered training to the 3400 uniformed men and women of the LAFD. He serves on the LAFD Training Committee and has authored many department operational bulletins aimed at providing improvements in firefighter safety, fire ground strategy and tactics, and the Incident Command System.</h4><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Education and Accomplishments </strong></p><p>Chief Zipperman has several certifications in ICS, Hazardous Materials, State Fire Training and Wildland. Chief Zipperman has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He has attended the University of Southern California (USC) Sol Price Executive Leadership Program, a graduate and Instructor of the Los Angeles Fire Department's Leadership Academy and attended the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Program. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>FIRESCOPE History</strong></p><p>Chief Zipperman was selected by the LAFD Commander of Emergency Operations to represent on the FIRESCOPE Operations Team in July of 2022. Prior to the Operations Team, Chief Zipperman was the Task Force representative and served as the liaison for the Health and Safety Specialist Group, which consisted of the Incident Safety Subcommittee and the Cancer Prevention Subcommittee.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">He is proud to be working alongside such talented fire service professionals who are representing local, state and federal fire agencies throughout California. <br></p><p> </p></div>mailto:dean.zipperman@lacity.orgDean Zipperman
<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Chief%20Dossey.jpg?RenditionID=3" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=22Deputy Chief Orange County Fire Authority 1 Fire Authority Road Irvine, CA  92602<div class="ExternalClassE4FE27E633684A2EA18F86D47E95433F"><div>Orange County Fire Authority</div></div><div class="ExternalClass61FFE91A154E42C8999D499E96FF9EA4"><p>Kenny Dossey has been with the Orange County Fire Authority since 1989. He worked through the ranks as a Firefighter, Firefighter/Paramedic, Engineer, Assistant Fire Training Officer, Fire Captain, Crew Chief, Battalion Chief, Division Chief and Assistant Chief of Field Operations. He served on CA-TF5 Urban Search and Rescue Team in multiple positions. Chief Dossey has extensive experience in administration and incident management.</p><p>​Chief Dossey served on the FEMA Incident Support Team, and on a Cal Fire Incident Management Team. He earned his bachelor's degree from California State University Long Beach and two Associate Degrees in Fire Technology and Paramedicine.<br></p><p><br><br></p></div><p>​</p>mailto:kennydossey@ocfa.orgKenny Dossey
<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/silhouette.png" width="219" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=32Battalion Chief Santa Barbara County Fire Department 4410 Cathedral Oaks Road Santa Barbara, CA  93110<div class="ExternalClassD469003FEF8448DC99C7D92A791F15B5"><div>Santa Barbara County Fire Department</div></div>mailto:anthony.stornetta@sbcfire.comAnthony Stornetta
<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Chief%20Cook.jpeg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=334Assistant Fire Chief Ventura County Fire Department 165 Durley Avenue Camarillo, CA 93010<div class="ExternalClass16346740A5CC478C8E87C26E179D8D2A"><p>​Ventura County Fire Department<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass8868C691F3C44FA2A109B3D4946FF655"><p>​<br></p><p>Chief Cook started his fire service career as a wildfire firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department in their camp program in 1988. He was hired by Ventura County Fire in 1990 at the age of 20. He has served the citizens of Ventura County as a Firefighter, Engineer, Engine Captain, Crew Superintendent, Helicopter Captain, Special Operations Battalion Chief, Air& Wildland Battalion Chief, Line Battalion Chief, Division Chief and Assistant Fire Chief of Operations and Support services. He has gleaned knowledge of not only operations but the procurement and support of fleet systems and sustainability. He has several notable incidents that he places on his list of experience but the most impactful was the crash of Alaska Air flight 93 in the Ventura Channel as a member of the in-water rescue team.</p><p>Chief Cook has been involved with CA Incident management teams (IMT's) since 2009. He has held all operational positions and currently serves as a Type-1 OSC on CA- IMT1. He has operationally managed some of the state's largest wildfires. He has been involved with several workgroups throughout the state that focuses on emergency service delivery and modernizing publications that better represent current day practices. Chad takes great pride in being engaged in all levels of the organization, He strives to provide good leadership and focuses on mission driven solutions that utilize both sound practices, and new technologies. Chief Cook has a bachelor's degree in Organization leadership and Culture and a degree in Fire science. He is continuing his education in Public Administration through both American Military University and California State University Northridge. </p><p>In Feb of 2022, Chief Cook was selected by Fire Chief Dustin Gardner to replace himself, and to serve on the FIRESCOPE Ops Team. He takes pride in representing the Fire service in his new position. </p><p>During his time away from work, Chief Cook has 4 children that keep him occupied, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.​<br></p><p><br></p></div>mailto: chad.cook@ventura.orgChad Cook
<img alt="Chief Randy Skelton" height="241" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Chief%20Randy%20Skelton.PNG" width="193" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=34Assistant Director USFS-FAM Southern California GACC 23300 Castle Street Riverside, CA  92518-2220<div class="ExternalClass6A57B17A19884C82B936A68706E6738E"><div>USDA Forest Service</div></div><div class="ExternalClass7E20F21BF780443F87B506A533A09168"><p>Chief Skelton was appointed as the Assistant Fire Director of Operations to the US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Fire & Aviation Management at Operations Southern California on May 17, 2015 at the age of 45. Chief Skelton has proudly served the US Forest Service and the public across 5 Geographic Regions (R1, R2, R4, R5, and R6) and 6 National Forests. Chief Skelton served 10 years on Interagency Hotshot Crews, performing in every position and ending his Hotshot career as Superintendent of the Boise Interagency Hotshot Crew. After leaving the crew life, he has held the ranks of Battalion Chief (AFMO) in Fuels, Zone Division Chief (ZFMO), Chief 2 (FAFMO) and promoted to Assistant Fire Director of Operations in 2015.  </p><p>Chief Skelton attended Liberty Bell High School in Twisp, WA and attended college at Wenatchee Valley Community College, Central Oregon Community College and Colorado State University. Chief Skelton completed the Washington Institute Technical Fire Management program which he completed in 2005. Chief Skelton has authored several pieces surrounding fire service leadership published on the Wildland Fire Leadership blog as well as serving as the L-380 Fireline Leadership Curriculum Manager from 2011 thru 2017. He was also instrumental in the development of the Leading in the Wildland Fire Service published by NWCG in 2007, the development of L-180 Human Factors, and L-280 Followership to Leadership. Chief Skelton is the recipient of the Wildland Fire Leadership Development – Paul Gleason Lead by Example award in which his entire Zone Fire Management program on the Black Hills NF was recognized. He also received the Payette NF Fire Leadership Award, which he earned in 2014 as Chief 2 for his commitment to Mentoring and Teamwork, Motivation and Vision, Initiative and Innovation as recognized by his peers and supervisors.  </p><p>Chief Skelton served on the NWCG Fire Leadership Subcommittee from 2004 to 2017 serving as an interim USFS representative, the L-380 Curriculum Manager for 6 years, and an active member in the development of four National Staff Rides (Battlement Creek fire, Blackwater fire, Dude fire, and the South Canyon fire) as well as one local Staff Ride, the Alabaugh fire. Chief Skelton was also selected to be a participant in the Wildland Fire, Marine Corps exchange program in 2002, Quantico, VA at the Marine Corps University, where they crossed trained on the concepts of the development of Tactical Decision Games, Sand Table Exercises and Staff Rides. He also served on the USFS National Fire Diversity Committee as a representative from Region 2 for two years.  </p><p>In June of 2015, Chief Skelton was selected by acting Regional Fire Director, Shawna Legarza to replace retired Assistant Fire Director of Operations, Bob Bell to serve on the FIRESCOPE Ops Team. Being associated with such a prestigious organization is one of Chief Skelton's greatest honors where he works proudly alongside a talented group of fire service professionals. </p><p>During his time away from work, Chief Skelton enjoys spending time with his family and friends and engaging in life on the ranch and big game hunting. Chief Skelton is very proud of his profession, but considers his greatest accomplishments in life to be his former professional downhill skiing career and raising three amazing children.</p></div>mailto:rskelton@fs.fed.usRandy Skelton
<img alt="" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/EditForm/Photo%20-%20R.%20Nishimoto.png" width="284" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=31Deputy Chief Alameda County Fire Department 6363 Clark Ave Dublin, CA  94568<div class="ExternalClass083EA317F1304BA8B88070345FB52CDA"><div>Cal OES Mutual Aid II<br></div></div><div class="ExternalClass5B385B1BFC7B470A8809384D0E08C19A"><p>Ryan Nishimoto began his professional fire service career with the Daly City Fire Department in 2000 and has worked for the Alameda County Fire Department since 2002.  He worked through the ranks as a Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, and Division Chief.  His current assignment is the Acting Deputy Chief of Operations.  </p><p>Chief Nishimoto has an associate degree in fire science and a bachelor's degree in public administration.  He is also a licensed paramedic and hazardous materials specialist who served on the CA-TF4 USAR Team and the East Bay Incident Management Team as a liaison officer.  </p><p>​Chief Nishimoto and his wife of 25 years have four children and enjoy taking family vacations.  He is also a sports fan who enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends and family during his time off.  <br></p><p><br></p></div><p>​</p>mailto:jason.lemoine@acgov.orgRyan Nishimoto
<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/silhouette.png" width="150" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=33San Francisco Fire Department 698 Second Street San Francisco, CA  94107<div class="ExternalClassE3EC5395C80546169D1D8C4D4B9D2369"><div>Cal OES Mutual Aid II</div></div><div class="ExternalClassA2F6461858D440DF8E39E507F32C070C"><p><br><br></p></div><p>​</p>Shayne Kaialoa
<img alt="" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/EditForm/Chief%20Heggstrom.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=26Fire Chief Linda Fire Protection District<div class="ExternalClass14345A7A222E470E89B433E629F6FE63"><div>Cal OES Mutual Aid III</div></div><div class="ExternalClass821DAE17BF5C435BAC6CF4D2419A53EE"><h1><span style="font-size:24px;">Professional Background</span><br></h1><p style="text-align:justify;">​Chief Heggstrom was appointed to the Linda Fire Protection District June 2004 at the age of 21. Chief Heggstrom has served the citizens of the Linda Fire Protection District for 20 years. Chief Heggstrom has held the ranks of Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, and was selected as Fire Chief April 2021. <br></p><h1><span style="font-size:24px;">Education and Accomplishments</span><br></h1><p style="text-align:justify;">Chief Heggstrom attended the Yuba College fire academy. Chief Heggstrom holds an Associate's degree in fire science, obtained from American Public University. Chief Heggstrom obtained his Fire officer certification from OSFM. Chief Heggstrom is a Fire investigator 1 and holds numerous certificates and specialized trainings. <br></p><h1><span style="font-size:24px;">Specialized Training</span></h1><p style="text-align:justify;">Chief Heggstrom is a registered instructor for California office of state fire training teaching numerous classes and is also certified as a Fire Investigator 1. Chief Heggstrom is a HAZMAT specialist and served as the operations lead for the Yuba Sutter regional HAZMAT team. Chief Heggstrom is a registered instructor teaching numerous classes. <br></p><h1 style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:24px;">FIRESCOPE History</span></h1><p style="text-align:justify;">In February of 2018, Chief Heggstrom was selected by Fire Chief Richard Webb to serve on the FIRESCOPE Taskforce, representing Fire District North. Chief Heggstrom served as the primary liaison for the EMS Specialty group, and the Statewide Training Education Advisory Committee liaison.  Chief Heggstrom is fortunate to continue his involvement with the FIRESCOPE Operations team representing Region III.<br></p><h1><span style="font-size:24px;">Interest</span></h1><p style="text-align:justify;">During his time away from work, Chief Heggstrom enjoys spending time with his family, hunting fishing and spending time outdoors.    <br></p><p><br><br></p></div><p>​<br></p>mailto:kyleh@lindafire.orgKyle Heggstrom
<img alt="Chief Eric Walder" height="240" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Chief%20Eric%20Walder.PNG" width="191" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=37Fire Chief Waterloo Morada Fire District 6925 E. Foppiano Lane Stockton, CA  95212<div class="ExternalClass54796515041B4B3BB00783D34010AD93"><div>Cal OES Mutual Aid IV</div></div><div class="ExternalClass7793CD82278B454B84EC2AE07D90CADD"><p>Chief Walder was hired by the South Placer Fire District (SPFD) In 1990 at the age of 21. Now a 28-year veteran of SPFD, Chief Walder has served the citizens of Loomis, Granite Bay and the State of California his entire career. Chief Walder has held the ranks of Volunteer Firefighter, Reserve Firefighter, Firefighter, Engineer, Engineer Paramedic, Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief, Deputy Chief and was promoted to Fire Chief in December of 2015.  </p><p>Chief Walder is the son of a career military officer and attended Rantoul Township High School in Illinois and graduated from Shawnee High School in Medford Lakes, New Jersey. Chief Walder attended Sierra College in Rocklin, California and holds an Associates of Arts Degree in Fire Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Safety Administration from Grand Canyon University located in Phoenix Arizona. Chief Walder completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg Maryland and has been conferred the title of Executive Fire Officer by the 111th Congress of the United States of America.  </p><p>Chief Walder is the current California Office of Emergency Services Region IV Coordinator managing a 12 County response to the Master Mutual Aid system throughout California. Additionally, Chief Walder is active with many state and local fire service organizations including the Western Placer Fire Chiefs Association which he serves as the Vice President, and the Fire Districts Association of California serving as the Treasurer and Zone 3 Representative.  </p><p>Chief Walder is married and has two teenage children, he enjoys spending time with his family and attending his children's sporting and extracurricular events. Chief Walder also currently is an Assistant Coach for the Del Oro High School JV Football Team.</p></div>mailto:ewalder@wmfire.orgEric Walder
<img alt="Chief Jeff McLaughin" height="240" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Chief%20Jeff%20McLaughin.PNG" width="192" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=29Division Chief Tulare County Fire 835 South Akers Street Visalia, CA  93277<div class="ExternalClassB9FB3B3B53644E13A760753423D9E095"><div>Cal OES Mutual Aid V</div></div><div class="ExternalClass193491168EFF49BE8EEE0B850012D526"><p>Chief McLaughlin was appointed to the Tehachapi City Fire Department in January of 2002. After serving the citizen for five years he was hired with the Tulare County Fire Department in May of 2007. Chief McLaughlin has served the citizens of Tulare County for the past 12 years. Chief McLaughlin has held the rank from Firefighter to Division Chief and has served as the Operations Division Chief for the past four years.  </p><p>Chief McLaughlin attended Tehachapi High School, and Bakersfield College. Chief McLaughlin holds an Associate's degree in Fire Technology and is a certified Chief Officer with the State of California. Chief McLaughlin serves as the XTU Operational Area Coordinator Alternate and on the Tree Mortality Task Force. </p><p>Chief McLaughlin holds numerous certifications centered on all risk operations, pre-incident planning, and hazard mitigation.  </p><p>In July of 2018, Chief McLaughlin was selected to serve on the FIRESCOPE Ops Team. Being associated with such a prestigious organization is one of Chief McLaughlin's greatest honors where he works proudly alongside a talented group of fire service professionals. </p><p>During his time away from work, Chief McLaughlin enjoys spending time with his family and friends and engaging in all types of outdoor activity such as fishing, camping, and coaching youth sports. Chief McLaughlin is very proud of his professional accomplishments, but considers his greatest accomplishments in life to be his family and close personal friendships.</p></div>mailto:jemclaughlin@co.tulare.ca.usJeff McLaughlin
<img alt=" " src="/PublishingImages/Chief%20Tuttle.png" width="452" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=36Deputy Chief San Bernardino County Fire Protection District 157 W 5th Street San Bernardino, CA  92415<div class="ExternalClassA086E0CE4C634232B05DC8FFAF542868"><div>Cal OES Mutual Aid VI</div></div><div class="ExternalClassF7758BA25B9B43869BA304280B300396"><p></p><p>Chief Tuttle began his career with San Bernardino County Fire Protection District in 1994 as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Chief Tuttle progressed through the ranks, promoting to Engineer in 2002, Captain in 2007, Battalion Chief in 2015, Assistant Chief in 2020 and Interim Deputy Chief of Operations in 2022.</p><p>Chief Tuttle was an active member of the department's Hazardous Material (Hazmat) Team and managed the program from 2015 -2020.  While managing the program he ensured San Bernardino County Fire was one of 12 Hazmat teams statewide to receive a Cal OES Hazmat Type II Hazmat vehicle.  </p><p>Chief Tuttle has an Associate of Science degree in Fire Technology and numerous certifications. In 2016 Chief Tuttle graduated from San Bernardino County's Management Leadership Academy. Tuttle has served on numerous committees and is a member of the San Bernardino County Professional Firefighter's Pipes and Drums.  </p><p>Tuttle has been married to his wife Lori for 33 years. They have one grown daughter. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, sailing and traveling.​<br></p><p><br><br></p></div><p>​</p>mailto:stuttle@SBCFire.orgScott Tuttle
<img alt="Chief Bob Neamy" height="241" src="/Governance/PublishingImages/Lists/Firescope%20Roster%20and%20Biography/Chief%20Bob%20Neamy.PNG" width="191" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=39Deputy Chief (Retired) Los Angeles Fire Department 550 Highway 88 Gardnerville, NV  89460<div class="ExternalClassBF0B67ABBE474258861D19200E489916"><div>NIMS Consortium</div></div><div class="ExternalClass22B3D92B5F534BC9B44DBFAC50DCD7E2"><p>Retired Deputy Chief Robert Neamy was appointed to the Los Angeles Fire Department in October 1970. He served the City of Los Angeles for 33 years retiring in January of 2004. He held many different ranks in the Department retiring as second in Command as a Deputy Chief of Operations. He is the vice-president of the non-profit organization the National Incident Management Consortium (NIMSC) and continues to represent that organization currently. The NIMSC was authorized a position by the FIRESCOPE Board on the Operations Team since the late 1980's. </p><p>Retired Deputy Chief Neamy attended Anaheim High School and graduated from Santa Ana Jr. College and Fullerton Community College. Chief Neamy has represented the fire service on NFPA 1500, 1561, 1026 Committees for over 25 years. He has authored several ICS articles in fire service magazines. </p><p>Chief Neamy did many tours on special duty in the LAFD including, employee relations officer, department safety officer, department advocate, and conducted background/investigations of recruit candidates. As a deputy chief he was responsible for training subordinate officers in incident management and he also supervised the Department Operation Center (DOC) during emergency operations. He also responded to major incidents. Over his career, he has been a strike team leader, agency representative, being involved as a strike team leader during the 1992 Civil Disturbance in Los Angeles, and served as an Area Commander for large scale incidents such as the Northridge Earthquake. </p><p>In 1988, he was assigned by the Fire Chief to represent the LAFD on the FIRESCOPE Ops Team because of his background in the NFPA Committees, NIMSC, and in the use of ICS. He represented the LAFD on the OPS Team until retirement in 2004 </p><p>Currently, Chief Neamy is an adjutant instructor at Texas A&M in the TEEX's 314 Unified Command student instruction program. He teaches two positions in the class, Unified IC or Operations Section during the training exercises. He remains involved in the development of Model Procedure Guides in the NIMSC for fire service, law enforcement, and public works manuals. He is very active in the development and revisions of many NFPA Standards.</p></div>mailto:buckaroo2bob@msn.comRobert D. Neamy
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=38<div class="ExternalClass4E5F2A7C920E41FC913B136CC5D9F913"><div>US Coast Guard</div></div>Vacant
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=41Wildland Fire Program Manager National Interagency Fire Center US Fire Administration 3833 South Development Avenue Boise, ID  83705-5354<div class="ExternalClassE2380A3B213F4C1CA9AA3619ADB57465"><div>US Fire Administration</div></div>mailto:abidaburu@fs.fed.usAitor Bidaburu
<img alt="" height="308" src="/PublishingImages/Chief%20Bachmeyer.jpg" width="250" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=42Division Chief Red Bluff Fire Dept. 555 Washington St., Suite C Red Bluff, CA 96080<div class="ExternalClassE253BA2B66854756A92B5FAC87465996"><div>Volunteer Fire Departments</div></div><div class="ExternalClass4138F9B259ED4BD5ABFE48BEF28487A3"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Chief Bachmeyer started his fire service career right out of high school in 1996. During his career, Mike has served as a seasonal Firefighter and Engineer for CalFire, Division Chief of Prevention for the Redding Fire Department, and has held the positions of Reserve Firefighter, Engineer, Fire Marshal, and Division Chief for the Red Bluff Fire Department. Mike is currently assigned to the Training Division at the Red Bluff Fire Department.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">After graduation from Red Bluff High School, Mike attended Shasta College where he earned an Associates of Arts degree in Fire Technology in 2002. Mike returned to school earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Simpson University in 2017.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mike has achieved certification as a Fire Investigator, Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Protection Specialist, Plans Examiner, Fire Marshal, Instructor, Fire Officer, Company Officer, and Chief Officer by the California State Board of Fire Services. In addition, Mike is a Qualified Strike Team/Task Force Leader and Division/Group Supervisor. </p><p>In February of 2022, Chief Bachmeyer was honored to be selected by the FIRESCOPE Board of Directors to replace retiring Chief Ray Barber to serve as a member of the FIRESCOPE Operations Team. </p><p>Mike and his wife Jennie are life-long residents of the Red Bluff community and have been married since 2014. Together they have raised a blended family of four sons and two daughters, of which, five are now young adults starting their own adventures in life. Mike enjoys golfing, NASCAR, and the San Francisco Giants.<br></p><p><br></p></div>mailto: mbachmeyer@rbfd.orgMIchael Bachmeyer