Richard has served on the Board since 2010 representing members in Northern California. He is currently a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. He is a Deputy Chief with the Milpitas Fire Department in Santa Clara County and is currently assigned to the Operations Division. He has twenty seven (27) 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 TFL, Safety Officer, and 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. They both enjoy AKC dog shows with their bull terrier “Walter”. 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.