Board Members

Joe Bourque

President

My name is Joe Bourque, and I currently preside as the President of the Murrieta Firefighters' Association, Local 3540. Born and raised in Los Angeles, I began my fire service career in 2006 with the Cathedral City Fire Department and served as the Secretary to CCPFA's Executive Board for three years. I came to the Murrieta Fire Department in 2011, was appointed to the Political Action Committee as Treasurer in 2012, and elected as Treasurer to MFA's Executive Board in 2014. I was Treasurer for three years before being elected President in 2018.

With what little free time I have, I make it a point to spend it focused on my family. Together, we enjoy snowboarding, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, and various other outdoor activities. And when time is of the abundance, my wife and I will plan a SCUBA diving trip somewhere tropical.

I find it both an honor and privilege to represent the fine members of L3540 and I would be remiss not to acknowledge the exemplary work done by the previous executive boards before me. I also value the incredible team that I currently have, and could not attribute our successes without their commitment, dedication, and hard work. Considering all of our recent accomplishments, I'm excited to see our future growth, both in our department and our association

Brian Jackson

Vice President

Hello, my name is Brian Jackson. I'm the Vice President of MFA L3540 and an Engineer/Paramedic with Murrieta Fire & Rescue. I reside in Rancho Cucamonga, the city I grew up in, with my wife and son. I have been in the fire service for over twenty years and have served Murrieta Fire & Rescue for the past fourteen years. My involvement on the Executive Board of MFA L3540 began six years ago. I served two terms as secretary and the past two years as Vice President.

As an association we have come a long way and have had man accomplishments. This is due to a great working relationship with fire management, city leaders, and stake holders in our community. I believe by working together we can strive for competitive wages, benefits, and working conditions for the members of MFA L3540 while keeping an emphasis on safety for our Firefighters and the community. This will maintain the high level of service our customers have come to know and appreciate from Murrieta Fire & Rescue.

Jeff Asbury

Treasurer

My name is Jeff Asbury current Treasurer of Murrieta Firefighters Local 3540. I have worked for the City of Murrieta for the last 12 years. In 2014 was elected to the Executive Board as Vice President and in 2018 moved over to Treasurer.

Born and raised in Laguna and currently reside in Oceanside with my wife and three children. In the spare time I love to surf and spend time with my Family.

Andrew Hamilton

Secretary

My name is Andy Hamilton, and I currently hold the position of Secretary of the Murrieta Firefighters' Association, Local 3540. I have proudly served the City of Murrieta for the past 6 years and am serving my second term as Secretary. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Jessica and our two children. Together we enjoy camping, traveling, fishing and mountain biking. I find it to be an honor to serve our membership on the Local 3540 Executive Board and remain optimistic and enthusiastic about our future.

Brandon Forsberg

A Shift Representative

My name is Brandon Forsberg, I live in Wildomar with my wife and four year old daughter. I have served as a Firefighter Paramedic with the City of Murrieta for the past two years. I recently joined the union board as the A-Shift representative and I look forward to serving on the union for the first time. I am passionate about health, fitness and animals. In his free time he enjoys farming, camping, fishing, hiking, snowboarding and surfing.

Richard Martinez

B Shift Representative

Richard (Red) Martinez started with the Murrieta Fire Department in July of 2000. Prior to working for the Murrieta Fire Department, Red worked for the Apple Valley Fire Protection District as a Firefighter/Paramedic Apprentice. He started his fire service career as a paid call firefighter for the cities of Hesperia, Victorville, and Adelanto while he attended Paramedic school. Red was hired in 2000 with five other firefighter/paramedics to implement a paramedic program for the city of Murrieta. In 2004, Red promoted to Engineer and in 2006 was promoted to Fire Captain. Red is currently assigned to Station 1B as the truck Captain. Some of his responsibilities include Fire Control 3 State Certified Instructor, Firefighter Survival State Certified Instructor, Auto-Extrication State Certified Instructor, High-rise training, Ventilation training, new-hire Academy Cadre, active shooter cadre, and a member of the EMS Committee. Red also serves as the Honor Guard commander and is currently the B shift union representative.

Red has been married for 25 years to his wife Pamela and has three amazing daughters. In his off time, he teaches for the Crafton Hills College Fire Academy and is currently working on his BS degree at Columbia Southern University. Red is an avid motorcycle rider and enjoys camping, traveling, and spending time with the family.

Brandon Roach

C Shift Representative

My name is Brandon Roach and I am 31 years old. I currently live in the City of Murrieta with my wife and three children. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family while at the river and camping. I also enjoy woodworking, golfing and shooting when time permits. I have been with Murrieta Fire & Rescue for 10 years and currently serve as an Engineer Paramedic on Engine 2 “C” crew. This is my first year as a part of the Local 3540 board as “C” shift representative and I am excited for this new chapter. I have run the department’s beer garden for the last nine years and have been our Fill the Boot coordinator for the last seven years. I look forward to serving our membership alongside such a remarkable Executive Board.