Kevin Reinertson

Kevin Reinertson

Deputy Fire Marshal
Riverside County Fire – Office of the Fire Marshal

Kevin has been actively involved in code development, fire prevention, and code enforcement for 31 years.  Kevin has served as the State Fire Marshal’s representative on the California Building Standards Commissions Code Coordinating Council and the California Building Officials/California Fire Chiefs Building Fire Advisory Committee.   Kevin served on the Executive Board of the California Fire Chiefs Associations Fire Prevention Officers Southern Section and currently serves as their co-chair of the Building and Fire Code Committee and CalChief’s Legislative Committee representing the Fire Prevention Officers Southern Section.  In 2017 Kevin was appointed by the ICC Board of Directors to the ICC Fire Code Action Committee for a three-year term and followed by a new appointment through the International Association of Fire Chiefs Fire Life Safety Section in 2022.    

Kevin Reinertson joined the Riverside County Fire Department, California in 2015 as a Deputy Fire Marshal in charge of Administration and Special Projects, where he assists in the development, improvement, delivery, and management of the Office of the County Fire Marshal.  

Prior to coming to Riverside County, Kevin Reinertson worked at the California State Fire Marshal’s Office (OSFM) as Division Chief of the Code Development and Analysis Division and oversaw the Wildland Urban Interface Construction Standards and the adoption of the initial I-Codes in 2006 and subsequent years up to the adoption of the 2016 California Fire and Building Codes, including the adoption of Residential Fire Sprinklers for one- and two-family dwellings statewide.  
During his tenure, Kevin is and has been involved with many committees and initiatives including:

  • California Building Standards Commissions Code 2000 Partnership
  • Residential Fire Sprinklers and the California Codes Task Force  
  • Wildland Urban Interface Construction Standards Committee  
  • Governor’s Office of Planning and Research – Solar Photovoltaic Guidelines Committee  
  • Governor’s Office of Planning and Research – Hydrogen Fuel Station Guidebook Task Group  
  • Task Group 400 Exit Access
  • High-Rise Task Force  
  • Flammability Standards for Building Insulation Materials Committee  
  • Sustainable Energy Action Committee (SEAC) Steering Committee  

Kevin’s involvement in fire and building codes really stems from his work in designing and drafting building plans for his father’s architectural firm. Before finding his way to the California Office of the Fire Marshal, Kevin was a District Representative II for the California Department of Housing and Community Development who administers the building construction codes for residential occupancies for statewide application, as well as a Building Inspector and Plans Examiner for the City of Roseville and Sacramento County.