Welcome to the Orange County Fire Training Officers section representing the Training Officers of: Anaheim, Brea, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Orange City and Orange County Fire Departments.

Message From The President of the Training Officers Section

The Orange County Training Officers (OCTO) Section of the OCFCA proudly serves the OC fire chiefs by collaborating on the development and delivery of training that is important to the entire county and by working closely together to ensure that fire personnel county-wide are trained and ready to work across boundaries while overcoming the challenges facing the modern fire service.


Phil Puhek, President-Training Officers Section of the OCFCA
Battalion Chief Newport Beach Fire Department
Email: ppuhek@nbfd.net

OCFCA – Training Officers Section – Executive Board
President – Battalion Chief Phil Puhek, Newport Beach Fire Department ppuhek@nbfd.net
Vice President – Battalion Chief Daniel Gonzalez, Orange County Fire Authority DanielGonzales@ocfa.org
Secretary – Fire Captain Sean Haynes, Huntington Beach Fire Department shaynes@surfcity-hb.org



Pat RussellPresident
Fire Chief
Anaheim Fire and Rescue
George Avery
Fire Chief
Brea Fire Department
Dan Stefano
Fire Chief
Costa Mesa Fire and Rescue
Ron CookstonVice President
Fire Chief
Fountain Valley Fire Department
Adam Loeser
Fire Chief
Fullerton Fire Department
Scott Haberle
Fire Chief
Huntington Beach Fire Department
Niko King
Fire Chief
Laguna Beach Fire Department
Jeff BoylesTreasurer
Fire Chief
Newport Beach Fire Department
Sean DeMetropolisSecretary
Fire Chief
Orange City Fire Department
Brian Fennessy
Fire Chief
Orange County Fire Authority