Cross Connections is a California State Certified Small Business, DGS No. 54962 and California State Vendor #10179601. Cross Connections is a Mobile Command, Control & Communications (C3) services company. We are also a Certified Dealer for Relm / Bendix King and Wouxun Two Way Radios and Accessories as well as being a reseller of other types of communications equipment. Cross Connections offers more than 50 years of combined experience in Mobile Communications and Mobile Command & Control with an extensive background in Emergency Services.

Our senior management team has been directly involved with the biggest conflagrations in California’s history.  Our team provides a high degree of Emergency Response experience in dealing with real world emergencies.

Meet our Senior Staff:

Dennis Cross
CEO & President

Dennis started his career in the Fire Service in 1967 by working for the U.S. Forest Service. He worked on the Cleveland National Forest for 3 years as an El Cariso Hot Shot and Engine Driver Operator or TTO (Tanker Truck Operator as they were known back then). 

In 1970, Dennis became a Firefighter for the Camp Pendleton Fire Department. Dennis’ promotions while at Camp Pendleton FD included:

  • 1975 Engineer
  • 1980 Captain
  • 1987 Division Chief
  • 1991 Deputy Chief
  • 2002 Chief

Dennis has been Incident Commander, Deputy IC, Branch Director, Division Group Supervisor and held several other positions on Large Scale Incidents.  Everything from 5,000 acre Wildland Fires to major Structure Fires to 100 car pile-ups on the freeway and everything in between.  Operations has always been his passion.

Dennis retired from the Camp Pendleton Fire Department in 2003.

Dennis used to talk with his Wife & Sons about starting a Family owned and operated business that could still be associated with Emergency Services. Once retired, the dream of starting his own company became a reality and “Cross Connections” was born.  Dennis also holds a HAM radio license, KJ6HYU.  

Jeremy Cross
Vice President of Operations

Jeremy has worked in the Operations field for Cross Connections for the past 9 years.  He played an instrumental part of the original construction of our Communications Trailers and as such knows intimately the inner workings of each Comm Unit.  Jeremy loves the initial setup on an Incident and loves to interact with all the Incident Management Team Personnel.  They have quickly figured out that he is their "go to" guy when they need something done.  This combined with his "can do" attitude has made him a huge asset to the Cross Connections Team.

Jeremy recently completed his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training and is now looking to either join a progressive Fire Department or to start a Paramedic training program.  His heart has alway been to be a Firefighter.  Jeremy also holds a HAM radio license, KJ6HYV.

Stan Horst
Vice President of Technology

Stan has been in the fire service for 33 years, three years with the LA County Fire Department as a member of a wildfire suppression crew at Camp 9, and 30 years with the LA City Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic.  Stan was a Communications Specialist on the LAFD/FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team, CATF-1.  He has also been a COML on the Southern California Incident Management Team 3.  He has maintained a HAM radio license for over 30 years, KA6ZFL.

Stan has been deployed to the World Trade Center on 9/11, to New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, and to the Louisiana-Texas border after Hurricane Rita.  Additionally he has been deployed to numerous wildfire incidents as a communications specialist.  He has been involved with the Medical Radio Network for the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay for many years.  He has also been heavily involved in the fire communications arena since 1997 with his own mobile command/communications company before joining with Cross Connections in 2009.


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