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Expert Witness No.3001

California

Experience

2007 – Present, Fire Operations Consultant Independent Contractor.  Fire cause investigation and evaluation; fire training and exercises; expert witness and litigation support.

Deputy Chief
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
Operations (2005-2006) 
Support Services (2007)

Assistant Chief
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (2001-2005)
Director of Training

Battalion Chief
American River Fire Protection District (2000)
EMS Division/ Support Services
Office of the Fire Chief (Reorganizations and Privatizations)

Fire Captain
American River Fire District (1987- 2000)
Truck, Engine, and ALS Engine Company Officer
Administration Assigned to the Office of the Fire Chief
Administration Assigned to the Operations Deputy Chief

Captain/ Training
Primary Instructor – Recruit Academy 95-1
Secondary Instructor -Recruit Academy 94-1

Engineer
American River Fire District (1987)

Firefighter
American River Fire District (1986-87)
Arcade Fire District (1979- 86)

Education

Chief Officers Certification
California State Fire Marshal’s Office

Fire Officers Certification
California State Fire Marshal’s Office

Associates Arts Degree in Fire Science
American River College, Sacramento, California

Certificate in Fire Technology
American River College, Sacramento, California

Career Assignments and Development

Strike Team Response Crew
Shift Arson Investigator
Breathing Apparatus Program Coordinator
Relief Dispatcher
District Fitness Program Coordinator
Engine Pump Test Coordinator
Recruit Academy Lead Instructor
Assistant to Fire Chief (Reorganizations and Contract Service)
Project Manager on Construction of District Administration Building
Director of Training
Department Grant Management Oversight
Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Program Coordinator
District Representative on the Regional Communications Management Group

Division Oversight of the Following Programs

Operations, EMS, Training, Finance, Logistics, Fleet, Facilities, Technical Services and
Communications, Special Operations (Air OPS, Haz Mat, Rescue, Dozer), Community Services and Safety

Certifications

California State Chief Officer
California State Fire Officer
California State Fire Fighter 1&/2
California State Fire Instructor 1
ARA Fitness Coordinator

Management

Fire Company Organization and Management
Management 1, Management/ Supervision for Company Officers
Management 2A, Organizational Development and Human Relations
Management 2B, Fire Service Financial Management
Management 2E, Management Issues and Concepts
Report Writing
Instructor 1A & 1B
Instructor 2B, Group Dynamics & Problem Solving

Command

Fire Command 1A & 1B
Hazardous Materials Module
Fire Tactics & Strategy
Command 2E, Wildland Fire Tactics
Fire Ground Commander
Wildland and Urban Interface
High Rise Tactical Procedures
Firefighter Safety and Survival
Command 2D, Master Planning for Large Disasters
Command 2A, Command Tactics at Major Fires
Command 2B, Management of Major Hazardous Materials Incidents
Firefighting Ventilation
ICS 100, 200, 220, 300, 400, 700
Rescue Systems 1

Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention 1A & 1B
Fire Protection System & Equipment
Vehicle Arson Investigation
Fire Arson/ Detection
Fire Investigation
Alternative Heat

Special Studies

Leadership in the New Millennium (CSUS )
EMT 1FS & 1A
Firefighter Health, Fitness & Safety Symposium
California Fire Instructors Workshop
Wildfire Summit
Terrorism Summit

Memberships

International Association of Fire Chiefs
California State Firefighters Association

References

Available upon request


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