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Legislative Committee

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

The Legislative Commitee Members are:

Mark A. Hartwig – CalChiefs (Chair)
San Bernardino County Fire Department
Ph: (909) 387-5952

Richard Pearce – FDAC (Vice Chair)
Tiburon Fire Department
(415) 435-7200

Ray Ramirez – CalChiefs (Voting)
Ontario Fire Department
(909) 395-2002

Jeffrey Willis – FDAC (Voting)
Big Bear Fire Department
(909) 866-7566

George Apple – CalChiefs (Voting)
Cosumnes Fire Department
(916) 405-7100

Steven Hall – FDAC (Voting)
Central FPD of Santa Cruz Fire Department
(831) 479-6842

Charles Berdan – CalChiefs (Voting)
Alameda Co. Regional Comm. Ctr. (retired)
(916) 756-7059

Mark Mills – FDAC (Voting)
Ross Valley Fire Department
(415) 258-4686

Paul Matheis – CalChiefs (Voting)
Newport Beach Fire Department (ret.)
(949) 505-3122

Rusty Dupray – FDAC (Voting)
Sacramento Metro Fire Department (ret.)
(916) xxx-xxxx

Randy Metz – CalChiefs (Alternate)
Carlsbad Fire Department
(760) 602-4661

Jeff Maxwell – FDAC (Alternate)
Central FPD of Santa Cruz Fire Department
(831) 479-6842

Ted Peterson – CalChiefs (Alternate)
Novato Fire Department
(415) 878-2690

Micki Rucker – FDAC (Alternate)
Mi-Wuk Sugarpine Fire Department

Tracey Hansen, CalChiefs – President
Consumnes Fire Department
(916) 405-7100


(xxx) xxx-xxxx

Eric Dutton – CalChiefs – Executive Director
(916) 923-9455

Catherine Smith, FDAC Executive Director
Fire Districts Association of California
(800) 829-4309

Ralph Heim – Legislative Advocate
Public Policy Advocates
(916) 441-0702

Russ Noack – Legislative Advocate
Public Policy Advocates
(916) 441-0702