Management

MySafe:California is a unit of The California Fire Prevention Organization (CFPO), a non-profit public benefit corporation. The California Fire Prevention Organization is managed by the directors of the parent entity, the Safe Community Project, also a non-profit public benefit corporation. This group of individuals bring expertise in fire suppression, emergency medicine, incident command, national, state, and local emergency management, communications, journalism, media, education, and training.

The directors for MySafe:California are actively involved in the operational management of the organization as well. The organization’s ability to collaborate closely with fire and life safety agencies across the state is representative of the expertise and relationship commitment of each director.

David Barrett, Executive Officer
Training and brand development expert, business CEO, award-winning filmmaker, founder

John Drake, Director
LA Fire Department Deputy Bureau Commander, OVB

Steven Owens, Director, Secretary
US Air Force NCO (ret), LA City Fire Captain, (ret)

Dean Cathey, Treasurer
LA City Assistant Fire Chief (ret), former LAFD Community Liaison Officer

David Yamahata, Director, Special Projects
Chief Deputy, Emergency Operations for the Los Angeles Fire Department (ret.)

Cameron Barrett, Director, Video Producer
Former network news director, university professor, award-winning filmmaker, training expert, co-founder

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