Roster and Biographies



<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Chief%20Urwin.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=336Los Angeles County Fire Department<div class="ExternalClassCFA7851DF9F24A05A4403903A3AA1D0D"><p>​Los Angeles County Fire Department<br><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass4A08D5A74D2E4DE2BA0F0CD4983AA7A8"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Engineer Derek Urwin was appointed to the Los Angeles County Fire Department in 2010 at the age of 29 after serving three years with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue beginning in 2007.   </span><span style="text-align:justify;">He has served in the communities of East Los Angeles and Inglewood and held the rank of Fire Fighter for 11 years before promoting to Engineer in 2018.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Engineer Urwin attended UCLA as both an undergraduate and graduate student.  He holds a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and a PhD in Chemistry with a focus on computational biochemistry and structural biology.  Engineer Urwin's research focuses on how chemical carcinogens found on the fire ground damage DNA and lead to cancer promoting mutations in the genome.  He also works collaboratively with academic researchers across the country on the Fire Fighter Cancer Cohort Study, examining bio-markers of carcinogen exposure and the associated bio-markers of effect in several fire fighting subgroups such as live fire training instructors, new recruits, women, USAR task force members, and fire fighters engaged in WUI fire fighting.  The goal of these research efforts is to develop cancer risk factor assessments for fire fighters in order to reduce the incidence of cancer in the fire service and improve treatment outcomes.              </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In May of 2022, Engineer Urwin was nominated by Assistant Fire Chief Brian Martin to serve on the FIRESCOPE Cancer Prevention Subcommittee.  <br></p></div>mailto: derek.urwin@lacounty.govDerek Urwin
<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Chief%20Quinn.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=337Los Angeles City Fire Department<div class="ExternalClass61BC271905E245BFBFBB9651EFAA6EBA"><p>​Los Angeles City Fire Department<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass7A171BD3ABB44E6EA18B7DB6F201D566"><p>​Chief Scott Quinn is a southern California native and second-generation Los Angeles City Firefighter. He was appointed to the City of Los Angeles Fire Department on October 9, 2001. Chief Quinn has held the ranks of Emergency Incident Technician, Captain I, Captain II, and promoted to Battalion Chief on February 19, 2017. As a Battalion Chief he was assigned to Battalion 4 specializing in ARFF Operations at Los Angeles World Airport (LAX), currently he is assigned to the Departments Risk Management Section where he manages several programs directed at reducing firefighter injuries and occupational illnesses including cancer. </p><p>Chief Quinn attended Redondo Union High School and recently received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Additional qualifications include: FEMA/NIMS ICS SOFR, CSFM Fire Officer, Fire Instructor, ICS 100-400, 700, 800, L449, ARFF Certified and LAFD Leadership Academy. He is has assisted with numerous serious incident investigations involving firefighter injuries and near misses. Chief Quinn is the current President of Southern Area Fire and Equipment Research (SAFER) and a co-chair of the LAFD’s Everyone Goes Home Committee. Chief Quinn’s most significant professional responsibility is fulfilling the duties and responsibilities as the Departments’ Health and Safety Officer for the COVID 19 global pandemic. </p><p>Chief Quinn has held administrative assignments in the Departments Tactical Training Section and Risk Management Section. He was the Department Safety Coordinator as a Captain I, and Medical Liaison Unit as a Captain II. Currently, he is the Commander of the Department’s Risk Management Section overseeing firefighter health and safety, Workers’ Compensation program, injury and illness prevention programs, LAFD Custodian of Record, and legal affairs involving the LAFD. </p><p>In May of 2022, Chief Quinn was selected by Fire Chief Kristin M. Crowley to join the FIRESCOPE Cancer Prevention Subcommittee. Chief Quinn is personally and professionally committed to cancer reduction in the fire service. His resume’ and professional experiences highlight his dedication and persistence in this forum and he eagerly looks forward to participating in this committee.​<br></p></div>mailto: scott.quinn@lacity.orgScott Quinn
<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Chief%20O%27Neill.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=338San Diego Fire Department<div class="ExternalClassC1C24D9EE71F453887D40A16F714C0E7"><p>​San Diego Fire Department<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassC83B566255294404936C32853C6D313F"><p>​Engineer O'Neill was hired by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) on Date July 3<sup>rd</sup>, 2004, at the age of 21. Engineer O'Neill has served the citizens of San Diego City for over 17 years.  Engineer O'Neill has held the rank of firefighter and engineer and is eagerly awaiting his Captain's promotional exam results. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Engineer O'Neill attended Miramar Community College. Engineer O'Neill has authored several cancer prevention policies for San Diego City and County.  Engineer O'Neill is the recipient of a Lifesaving Medal, two exceptional performance citations for distinguished acts, and multiple certificates of appreciation for serving as a mentor and instructor.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the last three years, Engineer O'Neill has served as the SDFD Cancer and Health Coordinator, a dedicated administrative position, and manages the Cancer Awareness and Prevention Program. Engineer O'Neill serves on the SDFD Occupational Health and Safety Committee, San Diego County Fire Chief's Health and Safety Section Cancer Prevention Subcommittee, and is a liaison for Firefighter Cancer Support Network. Engineer O'Neill is also very involved with the Firefighter Cancer Cohort Study and other related research studies. Engineer O'Neill is responsible for procuring a $108,000 Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) to fund 47 NFPA 1851 Compliant PPE Extractors. He continues to advocate for healthier solutions adding Post Fire Gross Decontamination, Clean Cab Program, Personal Decontamination, and much more.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In March of 2022, Engineer O'Neill was selected by Deputy Chief David Gerboth to represent SDFD on the FIRESCOPE Cancer Prevention Subcommittee.  Engineer O'Neill is a cancer survivor who brings a unique perspective to support the FIRESCOPE cadre. Engineer O'Neill is extremely passionate about assisting other firefighters and has worked diligently to provide a comprehensive and robust program to the members of SDFD and beyond. Being associated with such a prestigious organization is one of Engineer O'Neill's greatest honors, where he works proudly alongside a talented group of fire service professionals.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Engineer O'Neill is married and has two wonderful daughters. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends. <br></p></div>mailto: koneill@sandiego.govKyle O'Neill Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=339Ventura County Fire Department<div class="ExternalClass578F94D4D26F46DD963E7B31A638B686"><p>​Ventura County Fire Department​<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass3CC965DBED884DBBA8657C5B72E5D475"><p>​C<span style="text-align:justify;">hief Garcia was appointed to the Ventura County Fire Department on September 4, 2001, at the age of 24.  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Chief Garcia has served the citizens of Ventura County.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Chief Garcia has held the ranks of Fire Control Worker, Firefighter, Engineer, Captain and promoted to Battalion Chief on July 6, 2022.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Chief Garcia attended Fillmore High School, and Allan Hancock College.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Chief Garcia did a tour of special duty overseeing Human Resources. He also had a special assignment of overseeing Personnel Protective Equipment. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​During his time away from work, Chief Garcia enjoys spending time with his family and friends and engaging in all types of outdoor activity.  Chief Garcia is very proud of his profession but considers her greatest accomplishments in life to be raising his children along with his beautiful wife Gaby.<br></p></div>mailto: hector.garcia@ventura.orgHector Garcia
<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Chief%20Burns.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=340Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department<div class="ExternalClass06B9306288414B3DACEED1B832FB0CE6"><p>​Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassB399D8FCD0F74468B6AFD016D7470219"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Bryan Burns was hired by the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department on February 1, 1992, at the age of 22. He was hired by the Reno Fire Department in November 2000 where he worked for 5 ½ years.  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">He returned to the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department in July 2006 and is currently a Fire Captain Specialist serving as an arson investigator.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">   </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Captain Burns attended Crafton Hills College for paramedic training, Mt. SAC college for the fire academy and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science through the National Fire Academy's curriculum from Columbia Southern University.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Captain Burns has been a member of both Rancho Cucamonga and Reno Fire's USAR teams, was the training officer for Rancho Cucamonga, a burn cadre instructor for 10 years, and held a position on the executive board for Local 2274 for 5 ½ years.  Captain Burns holds a paramedic certification, is a terrorism liaison officer, a tactical response cadre instructor, a fire investigator working on his Certified Fire Investigator certification and finishing Haz Mat Specialist training.  </p><p>Captain Burns got involved in cancer awareness and prevention while serving on the Local 2274 executive board and was introduced to the Firefighter's Cancer Support Network and their mission of bringing awareness and support to this massive issue facing the fire service.  He created a program with the help of Orange County Fire Authority and San Diego Fire Department that has been taught to the department and to each recruit academy.  The department is currently working on bringing the power points created by FCSN and IAFF for the January 2022 Cancer Awareness Month to a training class for the department to continue to keep this issue at the forefront.  With the assistance of the department's management team and the PPE committee, they were able to use the information from this cancer awareness program to fund PPE extractors for station 176 and 177.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​He has been married for 28 years and has five daughters ages 24 to 13.  During his time off he enjoys being with his family and participating in all of their activities.  <br></p></div>mailto: bryanburns@cityofrc.usBryan Burns
<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Chief%20Danciart.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=341Sacramento City Fire Department<div class="ExternalClassF34B22126E8148139E27133F3264A350"><p>​Sacramento City Fire Department<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass222EFC92DF524F4FB7D7D4947EDAF1D1"><p>​Chief Danciart was appointed to the Sacramento Fire Department (SFD) on 9/11/95.  He served the community of Garden Grove, CA as Firefighter/Paramedic prior to his appointment with the SFD.  He has held the ranks of Firefighter, Captain, Battalion Chief and was promoted to Assistant Chief in July of 2019.</p><p>Chief Danciart attended Arcadia High School and has a bachelor's degree in Occupational Studies from Cal State Long Beach. He is a graduate of Daniel Freeman Paramedic School and is a Haz Mat Specialist. </p><p>As a founding member of the departments PPE committee Chief Danciart has been involved with member safety for over 20 years. During his time as Assistant Chief of Logistics he was instrumental in upgrading the infrastructure to support the Cancer Reduction Initiatives along with changing the culture of long-standing traditions that will benefit our members health and long-term wellbeing. </p><p>Being associated with the fire service is one of Chief Danciart's passions. He also enjoys reading, camping, and getting some wind in his face on the lake with family and friends. <br></p></div>mailto: jdanciart@sfd.cityofsacramento.orgJohn Danciart