Fire Chief, Ontario Fire Department
Fire Chief Ray Gayk began his fire career as volunteer firefighter for the Riverside County Fire Department in 1990. He completed Paramedic School and began working as a Paramedic for Goodhew Ambulance. He began his professional fire career in 1994 and worked as a Firefighter Paramedic for Riverside County Fire Department, Redlands Fire Department and Ontario Fire Department. During his career in the Fire service, he served as a Firefighter/Paramedic, FEMA USAR Task Force Member, Training Captain, Truck Company Captain, Background Investigator, SWAT Paramedic, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief of Operations and Fire Chief.
Chief Gayk holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Studies from California State University, Long Beach and is a Certified Company, Chief and Executive Chief Officer through the California State Fire Marshal’s Office. He was an editor for Fire/Rescue Magazine, writing several articles including a monthly contributor to a column called, “Company Officer Development”. He served in several roles for the California Fire Chiefs Association including, Operations Section VP, Legislative Task Force, Area Director, President-Elect and President.