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                         Fire Chief Dan Harker                    
Dan Harker began his fire service career in 1991 as a paid call firefighter with the San Bernardino County Fire Agency in Lake Arrowhead.  Chief Harker was hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic by the
San Bernardino City Fire Department in October 1995.  While working for the San Bernardino City
Fire Department he promoted through the ranks working as a Firefighter/Paramedic, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief and Deputy Fire Chief.  In July 2016 the San Bernardino City Fire Department was annexed into the San Bernardino County Fire Department where he was hired as a Fire Captain.  In January 2018 Chief Harker was hired as the Deputy Fire Chief by the Colton Fire Department.  In April 2019 he was hire as Fire Chief with the Loma Linda Fire Department.  Chief Harker has a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, is a State Certified Chief Officer and holds several other professional certifications.
 

 
                     Division Chief Tim Bruner                 
Tim Bruner began his fire service career in October 1989 with the City of Norco Fire Department. 
In his 22 years as a member of the Norco Fire Department, he worked his way through the ranks holding the positions of Firefighter, Engineer, Captain and as an interim Battalion Chief.  In January 2011 the Norco Fire Department transitioned to the Riverside County/CalFire Fire Department where
he was employed as a Fire Captain until August of 2014 when he started his career with the Loma
Linda Fire Department as a Fire Captain.  In November 2014 he was promoted to the position of Battalion Chief where he was assigned as the “B” shift commander for both cities of Colton and Loma Linda.  Chief Bruner currently serve as Division Chief overseeing Operations and Logistics.  Chief Bruner has an Associates of Science degree in fire technology.  He is a certified Chief Fire Officer, Company Officer, Driver Operator, Hazardous Materials Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, and Heavy Rescue Technician.
      

 
                   Division Chief Jeff Gillette
Jeff Gillette is a Division Chief with the Loma Linda Fire Department and serves within the East Valley Command Staff.  He has 22 years of fire service experience and has served as a Firefighter/Paramedic, Engineer, Captain and Battalion Chief.  His current duties include: training, emergency medical services, risk management/safety, policies, and public relations. He has earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and is a graduate of the Los Angeles Fire Department Leadership Academy.  Jeff currently serves as the Vice-president of the San Bernardino County Fire Training Officers and Associate Director within the California Fire Training Officers Southern Division.

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                    Fire Marshal Tom Ingalls       
Tom Ingalls was born and raised in the City of Loma Linda.  Tom began his fire service career in 2005 as a Paid Call Firefighter for the City of Highland.  In 2008 he was hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Loma Linda Fire Department.  Tom promoted to the position of Fire Engineer in 2015.  Having an interest in fire prevention Tom transferred to the Fire Prevention Bureau in 2016 as the Fire Inspector. Tom has an Associates of Science in Emergency Medical Services and is currently working towards his Bachelors of Science in Fire Science.  He holds several professional certifications that include Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Investigator, Public Information Officer, Terrorism Liaison Officer, Hazardous Materials Safety Officer, Hazardous Materials Instructor, Fire Inspector I and II, and Plans Examiner.  He also holds national professional certifications from the National Fire Academy, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, International Code Council, and the National Fire Protection Association.

 
Emergency Services Coordinator Shannon Kendall
Shannon Kendall is the Joint Emergency Services Coordinator for the Cities of Loma Linda and Colton.  He has been in this position since March of 2014.  In this position, he is responsible for managing all facets of both cities Emergency Management and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs.  His duties include reviewing, updating, and maintaining Emergency Operation and Hazard Mitigation Plans; training all city staff in their roles and responsibilities in ICS, SEMS, and NIMS; maintaining both Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) and multiple Department Operation Centers (DOCs) in a state of readiness; developing, scheduling, and conducting citywide disaster exercises and trainings for city staff and volunteers; researching, preparing, and monitoring various grant applications for both cities; and providing post-disaster assistance to selected city recovery teams following a disaster.  Prior to his position with Loma Linda and Colton, Shannon worked in hospital Emergency Management for 16 years in Los Angeles County.  He is a Board Member and Volunteer with the San Bernardino County Chapter of the American Red Cross and a veteran of the United States Air Force.  He most recently received the Loma Linda Fire Department Employee of the Year Award for 2018.