Ventura Fire Department announces Brett Reed as Fire Marshal

As the City’s Fire Marshal, Brett will oversee community risk reduction programs.

After a highly competitive, open recruitment process, the Ventura Fire Department has selected Brett Reed as its new Fire Marshal.

“Brett is a lifelong student of fire prevention, risk reduction, and leadership,” said Fire Chief David Endaya. “He has a proven track record of developing, implementing, and leading progressive change and holds himself and those around him to the highest standards.”

As the City’s Fire Marshal, Brett will oversee community risk reduction programs in the department’s Fire Prevention division. These programs include development plan review and inspections, state-mandated occupancy inspections, defensible space inspections, and fire cause investigations.

“I am incredibly excited to continue my service to Ventura as the fire marshal,” said Brett. “It’s an honor to serve a city that I love, and in a role that is vital to ensuring community safety. I look forward to continuing to provide the preventative, high-quality service to our community members.”

Brett has a strong background in risk reduction and has completed State Fire Inspector Training, National Fire Academy fire inspection principles, fire and arson origin, and cause determination courses, and is a certified International Code Council Inspector and Plans Examiner.

Prior to being selected as the fire marshal, Brett served as a fire prevention specialist and the fire prevention supervisor with Ventura Fire. He has also worked in Mono County as a firefighter, fire engineer, emergency medical technician (EMT), inspector, and hazardous materials specialist.

For more information about the City’s Fire Prevention Division and programs, visit

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