Retired Division Chief
Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM)
Ernie Paez is a retired Division Chief for the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) where he spent over 25 years. He is currently working with the Office of the State Fire Marshal as a retired annuitant in the Fire Engineering and Investigations Division. Ernie has been very active within the Office of the State Fire Marshal, chairing or participating in the OSFM Public Schools Task Force (Chair), OSFM Code Interpretation Committee (Chair), OSFM Advisory Committee on Residential Care Facilities (Chair), OSFM Residential Sprinkler Committee (Chair), OSFM High Rise Committee, and acting as an Instructor of Record and Training Officer for the Joint Apprentice Committee (OSFM/Cal-Jac). Ernie was also a lead instructor for the OSFM Statutes and Regulations Course and Residential Care Facilities class. He has been in the fire service for over 40 years and served as a Fire Protection Specialist in the United States Air Force for five years.