Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Bureau, overseen by Fire Marshal Chris Nigg, adopts and enforces codes and ordinances relative to fire and life safety issues, reviews plans and conducts inspections of construction projects, coordinates annual life safety inspections of all existing commercial buildings, and enforces brush clearance/weed abatement throughout the City of Brea.

Meet the Staff

Kathy Schaefer, Division Chief - Administration & Fire Marshal

Coming Soon

Peter Salgado, Fire Protection Analyst

Peter Salgado has almost 13 years of experience in Fire Prevention.  He started working in 2005 as a Volunteer Inspector for Garden Grove Fire Department. Soon after, he worked for Los Angeles County Fire Department, Monterey Park Fire Department and the last 10 years for Brea Fire Department.  He currently holds the position of Fire Protection Analyst and is responsible for plan review, new construction and fire protection system inspections; as well as code interpretation.

Nicole Pesqueira, Fire Prevention Specialist II

Nicole Pesqueira has worked in the fire service for over 10 years working for Orange City Fire, Pasadena Fire, and now in her current role at the Brea Fire Department. Nicole is responsible for annual fire life safety inspections, special event inspections, candle/open flame permits, complaint inspections, 850 form clearance inspections (RCFE, daycares, etc.), and public education. She served on the Orange County Fire Prevention Officers’ board and is now Past President. She is currently the Fire Prevention Liaison and Roundtable Coordinator for CCAI, Co-Chair for the Southern California Fire Prevention Officers’ Association Fire Service Education Committee, and Secretary for the Southern California Fire Prevention Officers’ Association Executive Board. Nicole holds certifications as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Fire Inspector 1 & 2, Plans Examiner, and Hazardous Materials Technician. 

Ron Aristondo, Fire Prevention Specialist I

Ron Aristondo began his career with Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) in March of 2010 as a Volunteer Firefighter.  He was hired shortly thereafter as a New Construction Inspector with Orange County Fire Authority. He also worked for Fullerton Fire Department as a Fire Inspector. Ron is responsible for annual fire life safety inspections, weed abatement, complaint inspections, and new construction inspections.