Ray Bizal, NFPA SW Regional Director, attended the 2016 California Fire Chiefs Association Annual Conference October 26-28 in Sacramento. There were plenty of leadership presentations and discussions about fire-based EMS. NFPA provided an update, where Ray outlined NFPA's new mission and strategies around Big Data, Enforcer and First Responder engagement. Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee was sworn in as President. Tracy Hansen, Cosumnes Fire, received the honor of Fire Chief of the Year.