Adria Reinertson Selected as Murrieta's New Fire Marshal
After an extensive and competitive recruitment, Murrieta Fire & Rescue is pleased to announce the hiring of Adria Reinertson as Murrieta’s new Fire Marshal. Reinertson most recently served as the Deputy Fire Marshal with CAL-Fire/Riverside County Fire and has twenty-five years of experience in community risk reduction. Reinertson was selected as Fire Marshal after a nearly two-year vacancy.
Reinertson began her career with the Santa Ana Fire Department in 1997 as a Fire Prevention Reserve and later joined the Fountain Valley Fire Department in 1999 as a Hazardous Materials Specialist. She was promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal for Fountain Valley in 2007, overseeing the Fire Prevention Bureau. Reinertson joined the Riverside County Fire Department in October 2014 as a Deputy Fire Marshal assigned as the Fire Marshal for the City of Moreno Valley. From January 2019 until September 2022, Reinertson oversaw the Riverside County Fire Department's Strategic Planning Division. Reinertson is active in the Southern California Fire Prevention Officers Association, served on its executive board, was president in 2012, and has been chair of the Fire and Building Code Development Committee since 2011. Throughout her career, she has been active in code development at the local, state, and national levels. Reinertson holds an associate's degree in fire administration, a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in organizational leadership.
Murrieta Fire & Rescue Chief Bernie Molloy shared, "Murrieta Fire & Rescue is excited to have Fire Marshal Reinertson join our ranks. Adria has demonstrated she has the knowledge, skills, and abilities that uniquely qualify her to help direct fire prevention and community risk reduction for the residents of Murrieta. With this addition to our team, future development in Murrieta will be carried out in a way that ensures we keep this community one of the safest places in the nation."
Reinertson shared, “I’m excited for the opportunity to join Murrieta Fire & Rescue and serve the community of Murrieta. I look forward to engaging with the development community, business owners, and the residents.”
As Fire Marshal, Reinertson will oversee the department's Community Risk Reduction division, including safety inspections, plan review, certificates of occupancy, fire investigations, and fire safety education.