The Fire Chiefs Department is made up of municipal fire service leadership who represent departments that provide direct fire service to cities: five executive leaders, eight policy committee members, and additional "at-large" members who contribute to conference planning, research, and representing the League on various state and local advisory committees.
Each year, the Fire Chiefs Department elects officers to oversee the work of the department and represent the department on the League's board of directors and other League policy committees. Fire Chiefs who are interested in pursuing a leadership role with the League should contact Charles Harvey or Meg Desmond.
2019-20 Department Officers
President - John Binaski, Clovis Fire Department Chief
1st Vice President - Greg Barton, Beverly Hills Fire Department Chief
Second Vice-President - Anthony Galagaza, Bakersfield Fire Department Chief
Director - Eric Nickel, Santa Barbara Fire Department Chief
Past President - Dan Stefano, Costa Mesa Fire Department Chief
*Terms are for one year, ending in September, except the director who serves a two-year term.