Richard serves as 2nd Vice Chair and serves on the Strategic Planning Committee. He is a Battalion Chief with the Milpitas Fire Department in Santa Clara County and is currently assigned to the Operations / EMS Division. He has eighteen (18) 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 Rescue Squad 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. As a member of the Board of Directors, Richard’s mission is to represent members of Firefighters First Credit Union from Northern California and to increase awareness of the benefits of being part of the Fire Family.