Each of our Service Branches are overseen by executive leadership and operationally managed in accordance to a strict Chain of Command by rank and duties. Operational Management is assisted by and organized into specific committees to address a variety of areas. Members of our teams comprise a Safety Committee, Training Committee and Policy Review Committee who meet regularly and report to Sr. Executive Management.
JERRY DUSA – President & CEO
Jerry has been in various professional management positions for nearly 40 years. He has held a variety of positions both domestically and internationally with most of his work focused on communications products and solutions.
He has been a President, Board Member, Trustee, Consultant and has been involved in several complex organizational remodeling and restructurings of multi-national companies. He is responsible for overall strategy, performance, and customer satisfaction at Capstone Fire & Safety Management.
MATT DUSA– Chief Operating Officer
Matt is responsible for Capstone Fire & Safety Management’s operational procedures, overall policies, training, quality control, and regulatory compliance. He particularly focuses on all matters related to safety and personnel management. He is responsible for daily performance of multiple operations Divisions with numerous locations and additionally oversees all administrative departments.
Matt has a Masters Degree and is a published author. He is a Fire Academy graduate and has served both as a Firefighter and Paramedic.
CHRIS DUSA– Chief Business Development Officer
Chris has overall responsibility for the development of new client programs for the company. He collaborates with various customers to ensure that newly implemented programs and contracts meet the specific needs of each entity. Additionally, Chris is responsible for oversight of various sales, marketing and logistics efforts company wide.
Chris’s holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado in the area of Psychology as well as program work in Finance from the University of California San Diego system. He is a graduate of a Fire Academy serving as a Firefighter, Paramedic, Marine Rescue and C.E.R.T Instructor.
ED McORMOND – Chief – Western Region
Chief McOrmond brings over 35 years’ experience with the fire service. He began his career as a firefighter in San Bernardino County. He worked for Cal Fire in San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties for 30 of those years. He also served as the Fire Chief at Pechanga Fire Department for five years.
Chief McOrmond’ s experience includes 15 years on a Cal Fire Type Incident 1 Command Team in the Command and General Staff Role. He served as Vice President of the Riverside County Fire Chief Association, Chaired the California Tribal Fire Chiefs Association, Vice President of the Burn Institute, Inland Empire and served on the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Fire Commission. Ed’s education includes Bachelor of Arts/Business Administration and Association of Arts/Fire Science.
Chief McOrmond was closely involved with the communities he served. He was involved with the development of the Southwest Riverside Fire Safe Council and Emergency Service Committee to establish fire prevention and paramedic services. Chief McOrmond has been a part of the Capstone Fire & Safety Management team for 5 years. He currently serves as the West Regional Fire Chief overseeing 6 locations and managing all aspects of Operations, Training, and Logistics including budgetary responsibilities. Chief McOrmond instills professionalism, dedication, competence, and teamwork to the Capstone Fire & Safety Management team.
ANDY RILEY – Division Chief – Administration
Division Chief Andy Riley is a thirty-year veteran of the fire service. He retired in 2009 after a distinguished career with CALFIRE. His experiences while working for the third largest fire department in the United States includes being an California State Fire Marshal certified instructor, founding member of Team 6 Urban Search and Rescue, performing life rescues at the 1994 Northridge earthquake. His assignments varied from sitting on numerous committees that involved the innovative changes and direction the fire service would evolve towards, as well as a speaker/instructor at the annual California Fire Instructors Workshop, now called Fire Expo.
He is a California governor safety award recipient, and has received a Letter of Commendation for an underwater rescue attempt of a victim trapped in a vehicle. He is an Honorably Discharged Vietnam Era Veteran. Andy currently serves as a Division Chief for Capstone Fire & Safety Management and has played an instrumental role in the safety and training committees for both the Wildland Fire Division and Industrial Fire Brigade.
ROBERT MACKENZIE – Division Chief – Operations
Division Chief MacKenzie is a veteran of the fire service serving 24-years with the San Onofre Fire Department at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) for Southern California Edison. He joined Capstone Fire & Safety Management Inc. in 2014.
Chief MacKenzie served as Rescue Officer managing all aspects of the fire department technical and confined space rescue program. He worked post September 2011 on the NRC Order B.5.b team, developing technical procedure to protect the health and safety of the public from terrorism attacks. He also served on the post Fukushima team in 2011 developing additional safe guards to ensure the health and safety of the public during natural disasters.
Robert has been a certified rescue technician since 1990 and was awarded a Letter of Commendation for a confined space rescue in 1993. Additionally, he’s received both a Gold and a Silver Horton Award for rendering lifesaving acts while off duty and the Exceptional Courage for Valor award by the San Diego Burn Institute.
Chief MacKenzie’s community service includes CPR Instructor for the American Heart Association, First Aid and CPR instructor for American Red Cross, Council member for the San Diego Burn Institute Advisory, and several local recreational counsels.