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Legislative Committee

The CalChiefs Legislative Committee reviews all California legislation that is introduced in the Senate and Assembly.  CalChiefs has joined with the Fire Districts Association of California (FDAC) and created a joint legislative task force (TF) to better address statewide legislative needs.  Regular full meetings of the TF are held to discuss recommended positions on each bill. Positions taken are “Support”, “Oppose” or “Watch.”  Once consensus is reached on each bill, the positions are then presented to their respective eBoard for final approval.  As bills are constantly amended and CalChiefs is contacted for support on bills, these specific bills are sent via email to the committee members for feedback and possible modification of the previously adopted position.

The Legislative Committee Members are:

Jeffrey Willis – FDAC (Chair)

Big Bear Fire Department
Ph: (909) 866-7566
[email protected]

Ted Peterson – CalChiefs (Vice Chair)

Southern Marin Fire Department
(415) 388-8182
[email protected]

Ray Ramirez – CalChiefs (Voting)

Ontario Fire Department
(909) 395-2002
[email protected]

Jeffrey Willis – FDAC (Voting)

Big Bear Fire Department
(909) 866-7566
[email protected]

Jessica Power – CalChiefs (Voting)

Petaluma Fire Department
707.230.0674
[email protected]

Steven Hall – FDAC (Voting)

Central FPD of Santa Cruz Fire Department
(831) 479-6842
[email protected]

Melinda Hunley – CalChiefs (Voting)

Kern County Fire Communications Center
(661) 868-4058
[email protected]
 

Mark Mills – FDAC (Voting)

Ross Valley Fire Department
(415) 258-4686
[email protected]  

Paul Matheis – CalChiefs (Voting)

Newport Beach Fire Department (ret.)
(949) 505-3122
[email protected]

Rusty Dupray – FDAC (Voting)

Sacramento Metro Fire Department (ret.)
(916) xxx-xxxx
[email protected]
 

Kevin Reinertson – CalChiefs (Alternate)

Riverside County Fire Department
951.435.9033
[email protected]

Jeff Maxwell – FDAC (Alternate)

Central FPD of Santa Cruz Fire Department
(831) 479-6842
[email protected]
 

Ted Peterson – CalChiefs (Alternate)

Novato Fire Department
(415) 878-2690
[email protected]

Micki Rucker – FDAC (Alternate)

Mi-Wuk Sugarpine Fire Department
(xxx) xxx-xxxx
[email protected]

Dan Stefano – CalChiefs – Past President

Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue
(714) 754-5144

[email protected]

Jeff Meston – CalChiefs – Executive Director

CalChiefs
916.923.9455
[email protected] 

Catherine Smith – FDAC – Executive Director

Fire Districts Association of California
800.829.4309
[email protected]

Russ Noack – Legislative Advocate

Public Policy Advocates
916.441.0700
[email protected]