A Marine Corps veteran, James was a member of the LAFD for 31 years. His ranks included firefighter, engineer, inspector, captain I and captain II. He served as a Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association board member for 17 years, a Southern Area Fire Equipment Research board member for 14 years, and has been a LAFFA board member for 26 years. He is currently on staff at the Relief Association where he has been since 2010. James and his wife Cathy have been married for 40 years; they have two children and one grandchild.
George James, Vice President
George’s 37-year LAFD career saw him in various roles such as staff assistant, dispatcher, firefighter and he eventually retired at the rank of captain I. He has been a member of LAFFA for 40 years during which he has served as secretary and president. George also served as the CSFA southern director and has had active roles in UFLAC. He has been married for 36 years and has three children and five grandchildren.
David P. Frelinger II, Treasurer
Following an LAFD career that spanned 39 years, during which he was a certified paramedic and strike team leader for wildland fires throughout California, David retired as a battalion chief. He has been a member of the LAFFA board for 21 years, 11 of those as president, working to represent the membership at the local and state level. David graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a B.S. in biology.
Bryan Geiger, Secretary
Bryan has been an LAFD firefighter for 14 years, and has served on the LAFFA board for the last four. He has developed and delivered training in various disciplines such as high rise, brush, firefighter survival, USAR, FEMA and EMS.