MEMA's Southern California chapter held its first meeting of the year at the LA County Fire Department's Fleet Services facility. - File photo

MEMA's Southern California chapter held its first meeting of the year at the LA County Fire Department's Fleet Services facility.

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The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) announced the results of its most recent election during a quarterly meeting at the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Fleet Services facility.

The association’s 2020 board is:

  • President: Dan Berlenbach, City of Long Beach
  • Vice President: Katie Mishler, Cerritos College
  • Treasurer: Manny Rebolledo, City of Ontario
  • Secretary: Ivan Ortega, City of Long Beach
  • Association Coordinator/Membership: Dean Tedtaotao, LA County Department of Public Works
  • Sergeant at Arms: Matthew Harlow, City of Whittier

The association also took time to thank Craig Crowder from the City of Beverly Hills, who served as treasurer from 2000-2019.

The meeting included presentations from the Southern California Fire Mechanics Association, Los Angeles County Fire Museum, and Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Commission (EVT-CC). In addition, OEMs Seagrave, Rosenbauer, and Pierce gave presentations on the latest innovations in fire trucks.

The meeting was concluded with a short tour of the LA County Fire Department’s Fleet Services facility, where vehicles are prepared for deployment and sent for repairs.

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