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Larry Collins

Larry Collins  is deputy chief of the Special Operations & Hazardous Materials Section in the Fire & Rescue Branch of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Prior to his Cal OES service, he was a 37-year veteran of the Los Angeles County (CA) Fire Department, serving in all ranks including battalion chief, and a US&R Task Force leader and Search Team manager for California US&R Task Force 2 and USA Team 2 (L.A. County FD) since its inception in 1992. He has served on the FEMA US&R Incident Support Team since 1995. From 1992 to 2010, he was a captain on USAR-1 and USAR Task Force 103, responding to technical rescues and multialarm fires across Los Angeles County.