J. Scott Quirarte is a Battalion Chief with the Ventura County Fire Department. He is a lead member of the Ventura County Interagency Active Shooter Hostile Event Response Workgroup. This workgroup developed coordinated response procedures including rescue task force operations, fire as a weapon, and Stop the Bleed.
Chief Quirarte is the board chair for the International Public Safety Association (IPSA) and member of the RTF and TEMS committee. As vice-chair of the RTF committee he helped developed the IPSA RTF Best Practices Guide. He is the IPSA representative on the NFPA 3000 Technical Committee. Chief Quirarte is a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP).
He has developed and delivered numerous training programs/exercises across the country to a wide array of audiences and disciplines public, private and military.