Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Art Andres began his career with the Ontario Fire Department in 1996. Prior to joining the Ontario team, he worked in a regional trauma center as a flight paramedic and an instructor in various capacities.
He was promoted to his current position of Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshal in January 2012, and is assigned to the Bureau of Fire Prevention. Prior to this he has held the positions of firefighter, captain, EMS coordinator, bomb technician, and battalion chief.
The Bureau of Fire Prevention is responsible for developing and implementing programs and policies that prevent or reduce the magnitude of emergency occurrences such as the loss of life/property or environmental damage.
Chief Andres is a California State Certified Fire Officer and State Certified Chief Officer. He holds an Associate of Science degree in Emergency Medical Care from Saddleback College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal State Long Beach in Occupational Studies.