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The Emergency Management Section is the newest section of CFCA and was formed in January 2011 to represent fire service-based emergency management programs throughout the state.

Emergency Management is an essential division within many fire departments.  In order to be successful, these emergency managers must work in conjunction with other fire-based programs to address all aspects of the emergency management and fire service fields.

The CFCA Emergency Management Section is dedicated to increasing collaboration and promoting best practices among fire-based emergency managers, as well as forming strong partnerships with other fire service branches and non-fire-based emergency management agencies. 


Emergency Management Section Executive Board Members 2013-2014

Please feel free to contact any member of your Executive Board.  We are here to represent you:

Breanna L. Medina, MSLM, CEM®
Emergency Mangement Coordinator
City of Rancho Cucamonga
Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District

10500 Civic Center Dr
Rancho Cucamonga CA, 91730
(909) 477-2700
[email protected]

Past President

North Branch Director
Fire Chief Steven M. Hall
City of Patterson Fire Department

344 West Las Palmas Ave
PO Box 565
Patterson, CA 95363
(209) 895-8130
[email protected]

South Branch Director

Capt. Chris Gaylord, CEM, CBCP
Campus Emergency Manager
UC Santa Cruz Fire Department

1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 459-2342
[email protected]

Vacant (Filled temporarily by EM Section Secretary)

Stacy L. Barnes
Emergency Mangement Coordinator
City of Compton Fire Department – Office of Emergency Management
Fire Admin – Station #1

201 S Acacia Ave
Compton, CA 90220
(310) 605-6280
[email protected]