Brawley, California - (Brawley interim Chief now Permanent)…Chuck Peraza was appointed interim Fire Chief in Brawley in 2011. He was filling the vacancy left by the retirement of Chief Frank Contreras. This week the Brawley City Council announced Peraza has been named permanent Fire Chief for the city.
Peraza is a Brawley native with about 20 years fire service experience. He began his career as a reserve Firefighter with the County Fire Department. He was hired by the City of Brawley as a Call Paid Firefighter in 1994. He became a full-time Firefighter for Brawley in 1996. Brawley Mayor Sam Couchman says Chief Peraza is a proven leader in the Brawley Fire Department who understands the importance of interagency collaboration.