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Child Abuse Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.2100

Summary of Qualifications

  • 40 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
  • Expert testimony in legal cases involving employment law and fire protection safety
  • Extensive experience in developing and implementing strategic planning process in multiple agencies, resulting in the improvement of services to the public and adoption of plan elements
  • Developed and implemented two Paramedic programs and improved services in two other agencies
  • Extensive experience in developing and implementing fees and other revenues, and cost containment practices in four agencies
  • Developed and implemented new and updated 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
  • Extensive direct interaction with state and local government, Councils, Boards and Agencies with leadership roles
  • Diverse experience teaching including University undergraduate, pubic sector, professional development in continuing education; California State University Los Angeles, Cogswell Polytechnical College, and Community Colleges
  • 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, 2014-18

  • California State University Los Angeles, California
  • Adjunct Faculty – Part Time
  • Develop undergraduate fire administration and technology program courses and provide instruction
  • Fire Protection Laws
  • Fire Defense Planning
  • Emergency Management & Terrorism
  • Fire Prevention and Building Codes: Interpretation and Enforcement

 

2012-17

  • Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, California
  • Adjunct Faculty – Part Time
  • Develop and write undergraduate fire administration and technology program, provide instruction 2014 City of Hemet Fire Department Hemet, California
  • 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 Norco, California
  • 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 Wheatland, California
  • 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

2001-09

  • City of Rancho Cucamonga Fire District Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • 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 -01

  • City of Monrovia Fire Department Monrovia, California
  • 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

1996-99

  • City of Norco Fire Department Norco, California
  • 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
  • Developed and implemented new Paramedic program

 

1973-96

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

 

1984-04

  • 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. 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
  • Chief Officer Certification – May 1990
  • California State Education System
  • Lifetime/Full-time Community College Teaching Credential - 1984

 

Publications and Instructor/Expert/Presenter Experience

  • Author:  Fire Engineering
  • Fire Service Ethics Meets News Media Coverage - 2016
  • Are Your Critical Decision-Making Skills Evolving? – Aug 2015
  • Family Member Medical Crisis…How Would You Respond? – Dec 2013 Reducing Unwanted Alarm System Initiated Incident Responses – Jan 2013
  • Firefighter Wellness and Fitness: Is It About Time for a Mandatory Program – Jan 2013
  • Fire Service Leadership and Management: Revenue Change Based Negotiations for Fire Departments – Dec 2012 Effective Simple Performance Evaluations for Fire Service Personnel – Nov 2012
  • Transition, Merger, Consolidation: Managing Fire Service Changes – Sep 2012 You Really CAN Reduce Fixed Public Safety Costs – Aug 2012
  • Implementing Policies and Rules Can Help Rebuild Public Trust in Government – May 2012 Self-Supporting Inspection Bureau – Jan 2012
  • How to Improve Your Workers Compensation Program – Aug 2011 Automating Emergency Operations Center – May 2011
  • A Model for Reducing Injuries and Their Costs – Feb 2010 Evaluating Fire Service Delivery – Apr 2008

Faculty/Instructor/Presenter Experience:

  • League of CA Cities 2013 and 2015 Leading Change in the New Reality California State University Los Angeles Part-Time Faculty, 2001, 2014-15
  • IAFC FRI 2013 Performance Evaluations, Leading Change in the New Reality; 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 and Deposition Experience: Employment Laws Personnel Court Testimony 2017 Fire Department Operations 2017
  • Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Expert Witness in Employment Practices 2013

 

Leadership, Professional Affiliations, and Community Involvement

  • Governor’s Appointment:  California 911 Advisory Board – 2005-2013
  • Professional Member:  Society of Fire Protection Engineers
  • Committee Member:  International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Board Member:  California Fire Chiefs Association – 1996-2010
  • 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 – 1991School 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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