By Matilde Ruiz
Name: Brian Marshall
Bakersfield knows you as: the fire chief of the Kern County Fire Department
I balance wellness by eating the foods I love in moderation.
My daily health fix is fresh fruit.
I’m happiest when I’m serving the community as their fire chief.
Favorite enrichment activity is spending time with my wife and children.
In my home, my office is my sanctuary.
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is make coffee.
A little known fact about me is that I used to build the anchor desks for a local TV station.
The best part about my job is getting out in the communities and meeting the people the fire department serves.
Something useful that I wish I knew how to do is speak a foreign language.
The smartest advice I ever received was always be humble.
My go-to stress reliever is reading my Kindle in front of the fireplace.
The most inspirational person I know is Pastor Ted Duncan of Calvary Bible Church because of his great leadership and teaching of the Christian faith.