The City of Orange, our 115-year-old city, is a perfect blend of the old and the new. We welcome progress while working hard to preserve our history. The original square mile of the city hold the Old Towne historic district or what is refereed to as the "heart of the City" and high rise office buildings and hotels can be seen to the west. We continue to grow in size as well as population as we annex new areas from the County and develop the hills to the east. Maintaining our safe, clean neighborhoods is our top priority.
In Orange you can find the world's largest manufacturer of off -shore drilling equipment, and one of the country's few retailers selling left-handed garden tools. There are two major shopping malls, 43 schools - K thru 12 and four colleges. We are the largest provider of health care with 5 major medical facilities.
The Mission of the City of Orange is: The City of Orange is Committed to Excellent Service for our Residents, Businesses and Visitors and the Mission of the Orange Fire Department is: To Prevent or Minimize the Loss of Life and Property from the Adverse Effects of Fire, Medical Emergencies, and Dangerous Conditions Created by Man or Nature.
Under the direction of Fire Chief Vince Bonacker, the 136 members of the City of Orange Fire Department strive to live up to these missions for our 134,500 residents who live in a 24 square mile area in approximately 42,000 housing units. Our minimum on duty staffing is 39 persons.
Chief Bonacker came to the OFD in 1998 with over 23 years experience, the last twenty in Garden Grove where he served as Fire Chief since 1993. He is a strong proponent of fire service EMS and has had extensive involvement in the program in Orange County. He sees the growth potential for Orange and is actively involved in the planning of the fire and life safety programs that will affect the citizens and visitors to the City for many years to come.
The Fire Chief's office provides overall management of the fire protection and life safety resources necessary to maintain an adequate service level to the community through the following programs.
At the direction of the Fire Chief, the Fire Administration Division which oversees the department's fiscal resources, personnel, workers compensation, payroll, policy and procedure development, facilities, apparatus and equipment management is managed by the Fire Marshall Tom Groseclose and Operations Chief, Rey Montoya. Captain Doug Fackiner assisted by Senior Finance Clerk, Jennifer Wilson-Charles sees to the day-to-day operations.
The Fire Prevention Bureau is comprised often personnel. Division Chief Tom Groseclose leads the Fire Prevention Bureau as Fire Marshal. He is active in the revision of the California Fire Code, coordination of fire safety for new development in the city, and fire prevention coordination with other city departments.
Barbara Reid, Administrative Clerk, is a new addition to the bureau. Her responsibilities include record keeping of 469 hazardous materials disclosure businesses and 91 underground storage tank businesses. Rena Davis and Brad Goodrich, both Hazardous Materials Specialists, conduct site inspections of these businesses and witness tank installations and removals.
Rich Eggers, Bryan Healey, Wendy Saunders and Janna Doty are responsible for new construction, and fire life safety inspections. Captain Eggers specializes in new construction inspections. Much of his time is spent in the twenty-nine high-rise buildings in the city as well as the several new tracts of homes being built in the wildland urban- interface zone. Bryan Healey is the Fire Plans Coordinator, and President of the Orange County Fire Prevention Officers Association. Wendy Saunders is responsible for the hazardous occupancy inspections and coordinates the wildland urban-interface fuel modification program. Janna Doty, inspects the institutional occupancies in the city issues fire clearances for all state licensed care facilities, and assists the public with special events planning.
Firefighter Keith Marshall conducts fire cause and origin investigations. Keith is effective in his fire cause investigations and related follow up. He also counsels Juvenile fire setters.
Senior Administrate Clerk Rosie Flores is responsible for permit invoicing and data input. Captain Ian MacDonald serves as the Deputy Fire Marshal. His activities include staff support, special projects, motion picture film safety coordination, and serving as Secretary to the Orange County Fire Prevention Officers Association Public Education Committee.
Our Emergency Medical Services program is managed by Suzanne Goodrich, RN, MSN. Suzanne has brought the EMS program to a new level. Providing care to our sick and injured citizens accounts for a large percentage of the 911 calls we receive.
We are currently in the process of purchasing and upgrading equipment and supplies for Terrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction preparedness. We actively participate in several county-wide task forces and serve on committees to ensure we are providing the most up-to-date care possible to our citizens and visitors. Administrative Clerk Linda Salas assists Suzanne.
The Fire Suppression area of the department is managed by Operations Chief Rey Montoya with three shift commanders, Battalion Chiefs; Frank Frasz, Frank Eickhoff and Pat. – less – More from ZoomInfo »