Captain Reyna provided leadership during the recent wharf fire in Los Angeles at Berth 177. Our meeting may be the first time official details about firefighting operations are shared with the public. Berth 177 is one of the oldest ares of the wharf and is constructed of wood. this structure has little to no fire protection in place.
Gilbert A. Reyna
Captain Los Angeles Fire Department
Fire Station 112 “A” Platoon - Fire Boat 2
Captain Reyna has been actively involved as an instructor with the Los Angeles Fire Department from 1979 when he was a Peer Group Instructor with the LAFD training Academy.
In 1987 Captain Reyna was signed as a Captain to the In-Service Training Section and delivered programs such as the Drivers Training manual, Roof Operations manual and the new sexual-harassment manual. He has also assisted and creating and teaching the curriculum for the candidates for the Apparatus Operators exam the Fireboat Mates exam and the Fireboat Pilots exam.
In 1993 Captain Reyna was assigned to the LAFD's Fire Prevention Bureau and delivered programs of instructions included the Underground Tank Inspection, Building Construction services and the Hydrants services.
Presently Captain Reyna has created and taught Cruise Ship Firefighting for both land-based firefighter and marine base responders for the Los Angeles Fire Department and other public safety responders throughout the region. He has also instructed and assisted with the development of ICS for the marine responder. Both of these last two classes have been submitted by Captain Reyna to the California State Fire Marshall's Office for state approval.
12:00PM: Introductions, chapter business and lunch
2:00PM: Conclusion of Meeting