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.

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

Ray Ramirez – CalChiefs (Voting)
Ontario Fire Department
(909) 395-2002
[email protected]

George Apple – CalChiefs (Voting)
Cosumnes Fire Department
(916) 405-7100
[email protected]

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

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

Randy Metz – CalChiefs (Alternate)
Carlsbad Fire Department
(760) 602-4661
[email protected]

Ted Peterson – CalChiefs (Alternate)
Novato Fire Department
(415) 878-2690
[email protected]

Tracey Hansen, CalChiefs – President
Consumnes Fire Department
(916) 405-7100
[email protected]

Eric Dutton – CalChiefs – Executive Director
CalChiefs
(916) 923-9455
[email protected]

Ralph Heim – Legislative Advocate
Public Policy Advocates
(916) 441-0702
[email protected]

Richard Pearce – FDAC (Vice Chair)
Tiburon Fire Department
(415) 435-7200
[email protected]

Jeffrey Willis – FDAC (Voting)
Big Bear Fire Department
(909) 866-7566
[email protected]

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

Mark Mills – FDAC (Voting)
Ross Valley Fire Department
(415) 258-4686
[email protected]

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

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

Micki Rucker – FDAC (Alternate)
Mi-Wuk Sugarpine Fire Department
(xxx) xxx-xxxx
[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) 441-0702
[email protected]