JP Harris
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  • Vista, CA
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Other Senior Command Staff
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Los Angeles County Fire, retired now Wildland Urban Interface Consultant, specializing in WUI Safety for Firefighters
Years With Department/Agency
About Me:
Retired from Los Angeles County Fire FD after 38 years.
Participated in 7 investigations of FF burnovers including Chief Investigator on the Calabasas Burnover.
Award Paul Gleason 2008 Leadership by Example Award.
Narrated Alan Simmons 1996 Fire Storm Video.
Co Produced INTERFACE FIREFIGHTING for FIREFIGHTERS by FIREFIGHTERS 3 volume training series with Alan Simmons Productions, Currently in numerous Fire Department throughout the US.
Shared FF Safety to 40+ fire Departments in 2009 one day WUI Safety, Tactics, Strategy. including SDFD, LA CO. LAFD, ORANGE COUNTY FIRE, ANAHEIM and surrounding OC Fire Agencies and numerous in Calif and Montana, Presented at Nor Cal and SO Cal TO in 2008.
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Clay Howe invited me
Top Issues Facing Responders:
For the occasional WUI Firefighter to determine what is a safe assignment in protecting structures. Other than USFS, BLM CalFire and other State Fire Departments most of us only respond to WUI fire occasionally. Therefore our background does not have the necessary experience to determine what is safe and what isn't... Tough to teach.

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At 11:26pm on July 28, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
JP, Welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Southern Oregon Coast
At 3:03pm on July 27, 2009, Clayton R. Howe said…
Go to Forums or Groups type in LA County in search. By the way spent the last two days with Martin Mars, very impressive operation.
At 12:10pm on July 27, 2009, Clayton R. Howe said…
Hi JP,
Lot's of great Firefighters here, several wildland groups, an LACo. group, state groups and more.

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