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Fire Management Operations Administration Expert Witness

Is prepared to opine and give testimony in the following topics


Fire Management, Fire Operations, Fire Administration

California

Expert Witness No. 2580

Summary of Qualifications
 
38 years in Public Safety with 28 years of Public Administration in Fire Chief and Chief Officer positions
Developed four comprehensive fire and emergency services strategic plans and responsible for adoption by the governing City Council
Interim Fire Chief for agencies in 2010; 2011-12; and 2014

  • Implemented two Paramedic programs and improved services in two other agencies
  • Developed and implemented new and updated fee programs; and employee policies/rules and regulations for four agencies
  • Experienced fire chief in career and paid-call/combination departments serving populations from 8,000 to 180,000
  • Trainer and facilitator for leadership and management programs; presenter at League of CA Cities; IAFC FRI; NFPA; CA Fire Chiefs Conference, Prevention Officers, Administrative Fire Services Section, and Training Officers; CA State Firefighters Association
  • Emergency Response and Preparedness Planning including LHMP, EOP, and EOC Operating Manuals; EOC Operations and Planning Section Chief qualified. Disaster management and claims reimbursement for major wildland fires, significant floods and windstorms, and earthquakes for communities up to 50 square miles and 180,000 population
  • Workers compensation case management including litigation, claims reduction programs, and wellness improvement programs for agencies with up to 124 employees
  • Coordinated fire service agency transition for city service to county/state provided service
  • Skilled in labor management, negotiations, and contracts; Exemplary policy and procedural experience
  • Extensive direct interaction with state and local government, Councils, Boards and Agencies with leadership roles
  • Extensive experience in developing and implementing fees and other revenues and cost containment practices
  • Diverse experience teaching including University undergraduate, pubic sector, professional development in continuing education, California State University, Cogswell Polytechnical College, and Community Colleges
  • Fire Marshal and new construction extensive experience

Leadership, Management and Supervision

  • Selected to lead city and special district fire service agencies 1996 to 2014 with up to 125 personnel
  • Developed and implemented mentoring and succession planning programs
  • Excellent skills in personnel administration and supervision
  • Excels in time management, program delegation, and project multi-tasking
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and experience

Fiscal Budgeting and Program Administration

  • Excellent experience and displayed skills in budgeting and fiscal expenditure controls
  • Lead staff in the development of fiscal analysis program development and administration of new fiscal controls
  • Administration and supervision of budgets with total value up to $ 75 million
  • Ability to administer formal/informal request for proposals, specifications, bidding and execution of contracts
  • Experienced in fire facilities construction and contract administration

Work Experience

2001, 2014-15    California State University    
Adjunct Faculty – Part Time
Develop and write undergraduate fire administration and technology program, provide instruction
 
2014    City of Hemet Fire Department    
Interim Fire Chief
Supervising and administering a fire department serving a population of approximately 85,00 with 51 total personnel
Implemented new Paramedic program
Analyzing feasibility of a contract for fire services as determined by the City Council; develop transition plan if directed
Annual development and approval of the budget including operations, payroll, and accounts payable
Manage a semi-annual weed abatement program, including notices, AP, AR elements

2011-12    City of Norco Fire Department    
Interim Fire Chief
Supervising and administering a fire department serving a population of approximately 35,000 including service to a U.S. Navy facility and state corrections prison
Managed and coordinated the transition to a county/state fire services contract
Maintained the high quality ALS EMS, fire service and rescue services to the public through completion of the transition

2010    Wheatland Fire Authority    
Interim Fire Chief
Supervising and administering a paid-call/combination fire department serving approximately 8,000 residents, 90 square miles, and a recreation and concerts population that can exceed 25,000
Annual development and approval of the budget including operations, payroll, and accounts payable
Development of strategic and staffing plan to meet the increasing service demands and LAFCo/County Planning development regulations

2001 to 2009    City of Rancho Cucamonga Fire District    
Fire Chief
Directed department operations and functions serving 180,000 population with 116 full-time and 8 part-time personnel
Annual development and approval of $ 25 million budget including operations and personnel and $ 50 million capital projects
Lead staff in the development of strategic and staffing plan to meet the service demands through more effective and cost efficient utilization of resources including staffing
Lead the development of the comprehensive performance evaluation system
Supervised the team and attorney consultants to develop and adopt the comprehensive employee rules and regulations including FBOR provisions
Implemented Fire Inspection Bureau programs and staffing by the use of new recurring revenues
Developed and implemented wellness improvement and injuries/workers compensation reduction programs
Developed and implemented state-of-the-art automated Emergency Operations Center, EOC Operations Manual, and EOP

Battalion Chief
Responsible for personnel development program in leadership and technical skills

1999 to 2001    City of Monrovia Fire Department    
Fire Chief
Directed department operations and functions serving 45,000 population with 60 full-time personnel
Annual development and approval of $ 15 million budget including operations and personnel
Lead staff in the development of strategic and staffing plan to meet the service demands through more effective and cost efficient utilization of resources including staffing
 
Developed and implemented new recurring revenue program based on development impacts

1996 to 1999    City of Norco Fire Department    
Fire Chief
Directed department operations and functions serving 35,000 population with 35 full-time personnel
Annual development and approval of $ 10 million budget including operations and personnel
Lead staff in the development of strategic and staffing plan to meet the service demands through more effective and cost efficient utilization of resources including staffing
Developed and implemented new recurring revenue program based on development impacts

1973 to 1996    Cities of Victorville, Ontario, Upland Fire Departments    California
Fire Division and Battalion Chief, Captain, Investigator, Inspector, Engineer, Firefighter

1984 to 2004    Bryan and Associates Consulting    Rancho Cucamonga/Monrovia, California
Principal and CEO
Principal and owner of Bryan and Associates a fire and life safety consulting firm
Expertise in code consulting; new development; development of wildland urban interface/intermix fire protection plans; station, apparatus, and personnel implementation schedules
Twenty years of experience interacting with professional engineers, developers, architects, plant engineers and governmental agencies. Significant projects include a 10,000 acre strategic and development plan, 2,500 home fire protection plan, missile defense contractor, jail, regional shopping mall, regional airport terminal, and convention center

Education
Pacific Western University
Los Angeles, California
Master of Science Fire Protection Administration – May 1986
California State University    Los Angeles, California
Bachelors of Science Fire Protection Administration and Technology – September 1984
California State Fire Marshal Training and Education System    
Sacramento, California Fire Chief Certification – July 2001

California State Fire Marshal Training and Education System    
Sacramento, California Chief Officer Certification – May 1990

Publications and Instructor/Expert/Presenter Experience
Available Upon request

Faculty/Instructor/Presenter Experience:
League of CA Cities 2013 and 2015 Leading Change in the New Reality CSULA Part-Time Faculty, 2001, 2014-15
IAFC FRI 2013 Performance Evaluations; 2012 Wellness and Workers Compensation – Reducing Injuries
 
NFPA 2013 Reducing Unwanted Alarm System Responses CSFA 2013 Wellness is Everyone’s Responsibility
CA Fire Chiefs 2012 Managing the Difficult Times
Cogswell Polytechnical 2010-2011 Analytical Approaches and Disaster/Defense Planning Courses CA Fire Chiefs AFSS Division 2011 Conflict Resolution and Labor Relations
CA Fire Chiefs FPO Division 2011 and 2010 Bureau Administration Southern CA Finance Officers 2008 Personal Development

Expert Testimony Experience:
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Expert Witness 2013

Leadership, Professional Affiliations, and Community Involvement

  • Governor’s Appointment:  California 911 Advisory Board – 2005-2013
  • Committee Member: International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Board Member:  California Fire Chiefs Association – 1996-2010
  • Professional Member:  Society of Fire Protection Engineers
  • Elected President:  San Bernardino County Fire Chiefs Association
  • Elected President: San Bernardino County Fire and Arson Investigators Association
  • Elected/Distinguished President:  Kiwanis Club of Upland Foothill – 1991
  • School Site Council Chair and Member: Los Osos, Etiwanda, and Alta Loma High Schools – 1995-2011

Summary of Relationships with Governmental Agencies

  • Cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland: 2004-2009
  • Board of Director for West End Communication Authority (in conjunction with each City Manager)
  • City of Hemet: 2014
  • Interim Fire Chief; implement Paramedic program; manage weed abatement semi-annual program; manage transition of fire services process
  • City of Hesperia and Rancho Las Flores Development: 1991-1994 Developed Fire Protection Plan
  • City of Monrovia: 1999-2001
  • Fire Chief (includes working with proposed Miller Development); Department of Health Services; Monrovia Kiwanis Club; Mutual Aid Agreements
  • City of Norco:  1996-1999 and 2011-12
  • Fire Chief and Interim Fire Chief (includes working with Hidden Valley Development); Managed transition to County Fire; AMR agreements; Mutual Aid Agreements
  • City of Ontario:  1978-1979, 1995-2004, and 2004-2009
  • Consultant; Fire Inspector/Investigator (New construction and development consultant and project manager with City Manager for radio system upgrade)
  • City of Rancho Cucamonga and Rancho Cucamonga Fire District: 1988-1994 and 2001-2009 Fire Chief; develop and approval of five-year strategic plan; Consultant; AMR agreement
  • City of Upland: 1979-1996
  • Fire Marshal and Battalion/Division Chief Upland Foothill Kiwanis President
  • City of Victorville : 1973-1978
  • County of San Bernardino and Lytle Creek Development: 1996-1998 Developed Fire Protection Plan
  • State of California 9-1-1 Advisory Board Member and Long Range Planning Committee Chair 2005- 2013
  • Wheatland Fire Authority: 2010 Interim Fire Chief

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