Council to recognize OCFA Division Chief for service

The City Council on Wednesday will recognize Orange County Fire Authority Division Chief Bryan Brice for his service to the community.

Chief Brice has served Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods and Lake Forest as fire chief since January 2012.  He is leaving his post this week to serve as fire chief for the City of Oxnard.


In his 26 years of service with the fire authority, Chief Brice has worked as a firefighter, paramedic, captain, battalion chief and division chief. He has served on the Hazardous Materials Response Team, FEMA’s Urban Search & Rescue Team and as Deputy Fire Marshal overseeing the Pre-Fire Management and Strategic Services sections.  As part of his daily duties, Chief Brice has overseen the operations and administration of the three shifts in Battalion 4 (99 people) as well as the 210 members of FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue program.


During his tenure, Chief Brice has been instrumental in the design and delivery of terrorism training for all police and fire officers in Orange County; and the development of OCFA’s five-year strategic plan, among other accomplishments.

The Council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 12 Journey.  You can see it streamed live via the Internet at or tune into Cox Communications Channel 851 or AT&T U-verse Channel 99.






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