Important Updates

Board of Directors

The Orange County Fire Authority Board of Directors has twenty-five members and sets policy according to its adopted Rules of Procedure. Twenty-three of the members represent our partner cities, and two members represent the county unincorporated area. The Board of Directors meets every other month - usually on the fourth Thursday of the month. The Board established an Executive Committee, which meets monthly - usually on the third Thursday of the month. The Board also established a standing Budget and Finance Committee to address finance and budget policy issues, which also meets monthly - usually on the second Wednesday of the month. The Chair of the Board, on an annual or as needed basis, makes appointments to the Committee.

  Agenda & Schedules

The Executive Committee conducts all business of the Authority, with the exception of policy issues, including labor relations, budget issues, and other matters specifically retained by the Board of Directors.
The Budget and Finance Committee advises staff and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on matters related to financial and budget policies, development of budgets for the fire general fund and capital expenditures, designations of reserves, budget balancing measures, evaluation and development of plans to meet long-term financing needs, investment oversight, and purchasing policies.
The Claims Settlement Committee has the authority to settle claims, lawsuits, and pre-litigation claims for amounts above $50,000,not to exceed $250,000, including insurance pool settlements, workers' compensation settlements, and the initiation and settlement of subrogation claims. Settlements of lawsuits in amounts exceeding $250,000 are approved by the Board of Directors.
The Human Resource Committee shall advise OCFA staff and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on matters regarding human resources policies; job class specifications, compensation programs; benefit changes and renewals; labor negotiations; staff training, development and recognition programs; succession planning; risk management and workers' compensation policies; and development of management/performance evaluation and information systems.
Board Members