Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Fire Expert, Fire Protection Consultant, Fire Protection Consultant Fire Cause Investigation Evaluation, Fire Training Exercises, Emergency Medical Services, Disaster Preparedness, Response Fire District, Organization For Instruction, Fire Service Principles Procedures, Arson Investigation, Fire Control, Evaluations Measurements, Visual Aides, Basic Operations, Fire Prevention, Fire Service Mechanics, Personnel Development, Fire Service, Staff Command School, Auto Extrication, Fire Command Officers Academy, Fire Administration, Affirmative Action,
Expert Witness No.1145
1996 – Present, Fire Protection Consultant Independent Contractor. Fire cause investigation and evaluation; fire training and exercises; expert witness and litigation support.
1992 – 1994, Business Consultant/General Manager. Formed a new private company for fire apparatus distributor and served as General Manager for O’Neill Seagrave Fire Apparatus.
1990 – 1992, Deputy Chief to the California State Fire Marshal. Director of Training for the California State Fire Academy; Coordinator for Fire Training; curriculum and certification development for California Community College System and University Fire Management Training.
1987 – 1990, Fire Chief of the Rio Linda Elverta Fire Protection District. Responsible for fire protection; emergency medical services and disaster Preparedness/response for the Fire District.
1975 – 1987, Fire Chief of the Rio Linda Fire Protection District.
1964 – 1975, Fire Fighter to Fire Chief. Increasingly responsible positions in fire protection and emergency medical services.
January 1981, Associate of Arts (AA)
American River College (Fire Sciences)
September 1972, Community College Limited Service Teaching Credential for Fire Sciences
(Life Time # available upon request).
May 1967-77, California State Fire Training Program – Instructor Training
Course; Organization for Instruction; Fire Service Principles and
Procedures; Arson Investigation; Fire Control; Evaluations and
Measurements; Visual Aides; Basic Operations; Fire Prevention; Fire Service Mechanics; Personnel
Development; Fire Service Staff and Command School; Auto Extrication; Fire Command Officers Academy; Fire Administration; Affirmative Action.
Major Professional Affiliations
1985-1990, California Fire Chiefs Association – General Manager
1984-1985, California Fire Chiefs Association – President
1983-1984, California Fire Chiefs Association – 1st Vice President
1982-1983, California Fire Chiefs Association – 2nd Vice President
1980- Present, California Fire Chiefs Association – Member; Board Member; Life Member
1980-1990, International Association of Fire Chiefs – Member
1980- Present, Fire Districts Association of California – Life Member
1979-1990, Sacramento County Fire Chiefs Association – Member; Board of Directors; President
1988, California Senate Subcommittee 1989 Fire District Health and Safety Code Re-write – Member
1978-1979, Fire Advisory Board Sacramento County – Member
1978-1979, Sacramento Valley Fire Chiefs Association – President
1978-1979, Grand Jury Special Projects Committee for Reorganization of Sacramento County Fire Districts – Member
1978-1989, Sacramento County Communication JPA (Joint Powers Agreement) – Member, Board of Directors
1978-1987, Sacramento County Fire Districts Group Workers’ Compensation JPA – Chairperson, Board of Directors
1978, California State Senate Committee on Local Government, Subcommittee on Fire District Law and Financing – Member
1977-1990, California State Office of Emergency Services, Fire and Rescue Advisory Committee – Member
Available upon request