Richard is a Deputy Chief with the Milpitas Fire Department in Santa Clara County. Richard is currently assigned to the Operations Division. He has 25 years in the fire service and has been previously assigned to the Suppression Division, Operation of Emergency Services, Paramedic Program, and Urban Search and Rescue with FEMA CA-TF3 as a Safety Officer. Richard grew up in Southern California and worked as a private ambulance paramedic prior to relocating to Contra Costa County in 1993. Richard and his wife Stacy live in Walnut Creek, CA. As a member of the Board of Directors, Richard’s mission is to represent members of Firefighters First Credit Union from the Bay Area and to increase awareness of the benefits being part of the Fire Family.