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 Tim Cromartie.
2017-2018 Department Officers
President - Eric Nickel, Palo Alto Fire Department Chief
1st Vice President - Dan Stefano, Costa Mesa Fire Department Chief
Second Vice-President - John Binaski, Clovis Fire Department Chief
Director - Bob Espinosa, Manhattan Beach Fire Department Chief
Past President - Mike McLaughlin, Consumnes Fire Department Chief
*Terms are for one year, ending in September, except the director who serves a two-year term.