MFMDMesa Fire and Medical Department

Public Information Office/Departmental Communications


Media Information

Captain Forrest Smith Public Information Officer
Marrisa Ramirez-Ramos Public Information Officer-Fire & Life Safety Education
Gail Coakley Senior Program Assistant
Ivard Brimley Retired Fire Captain, Volunteer Photographer, Historical Documentation, Retiree Relations
Laura McElhatten Videography, Historical Documentation
Rick Montemorra Retired Firefighter, Photographer, Historical Documentation
Rick Apple Retired Fire Captain, Volunteer Photographer, Historical Documentation


The Public Information Office (PIO) is the liaison between the Fire Department and the Media. 

Other areas of responsibility include:  Departmental Communications, Website, Surveys, Drowning Reports, Observer Program, Video and Photographic Documentation, Historical Archive, Year Books and Retiree Updates.