Captain Gerard serves as the Administrative Staff Captain for the Orange City Fire Department. In this role, he is in charge of preparing the fire department’s budget and capital improvement projects, ensuring the organization is properly supplied, and interfacing with vendors and maintenance personnel. Captain Gerard was hired as a Firefighter with the City of Orange in 2002. He successfully completed his Fire Engineer exam and promoted to Engineer in 2009. In 2013, Josh promoted to Fire Captain. Josh holds an Associate’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor’s degree in Vocational Arts, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Captain Gerard is US&R certified, Engine Boss certified and a Strike Team Leader – Trainee.