Advisory Committee

 Our Advisory Committee is a group of individuals selected by Oxnard College department of Fire Technology to advise the program regarding education needs and activities. Our members are partners in progress and help us achieve our strategic goals. Collectively our committee studies issues, advises, advocates, communicates and makes recommendations regarding: 

  • Program development plans and actions

  • Program marketing

  • Current and forecast employment needs

  • Curriculum review

  • Program needs

Our members are chosen because of their interest in career and technical education, specialized knowledge and experience, and who represent industry.


Dr. Steve Hall Interim Dean, Public Safety, Oxnard College (non-voting)
Chuck Scherri, Co-Chair Chief, Ventura Co FD Training
Mike Ketaily, Co-Chair OC Fire Technology Faculty, Dept. Chair
Dr. Matthew McElhenie OC EMT Program Director
Rob Morris OC EMT Faculty
Tamara Crudo OC Fire Academy Faculty Coordinator/Instructor
Jack Twitchell OC Fire Academy Faculty
Alexander Hamilton Chief, Oxnard FD 
David Endaya Chief, Ventura City FD
Robert Dunivin LAFD
TBA FT Student
TBA FA Cadet
Chris Rosa Ventura Co EMS
Keith Gurrola Chief, Fillmore FD