John recently retired as the Chief for San Juan Bautista Fire Department. Previously he was a Firefighter/Engineer for 8 years and a Captain/Duty Officer with Felton Fire Protection District for over 15 years. He was a Captain/EMS Coordinator with Lockheed Fire Department. in Sunnyvale, CA for over three years until closure of the department. An avid horseman, John established the Felton Fire Department Large Animal Rescue (LAR) Unit that responds mutual aid throughout central California. His analytical mind continues to resolve the many challenges of LAR incidents to build routine responses to highly volatile situations. He is the primary developer of LAR-Operations, approved by CA State Fire Training and POST in 2000 and is a California State Fire Instructor 1.