Promoting Public Safety and Preparedness
through Awareness and Education
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The Corona Fire Safety Foundation is an all-volunteer organization. Our members and Board of Directors do not receive compensation for their time and effort. Our motivation is rooted in a spirit of public service, and a passion for promoting and enhancing public safety and preparedness within our community.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meets regularly to ensure that the Foundation's activities remain consistent with our strategic plan, that our engagements are effective, productive, and conducive to our overall mission and vision, and to ensure that people, resources and finances are in place to accomplish our objectives.


Becky Gunnoe

Cari Smith, President

Cari was elected to the Board in September, 2015. She has lived in Corona since 1978. Cari works as an account manager for her family's aerospace company, Cal-Draulics, Inc. located here in Corona for the past 19 years. She and her husband, Jeremy have a 22 year old daughter, Avery. Cari was an active PTA and cheer Mom while her daughter attended school in Corona. She is a proud member of our CERT team and the current Vice President of the Corona Library Foundation. Her hobbies include mud runs/obstacle races, Zumba, hiking and baking.

Don Ries

Tom Sherman, Vice President

Tom grew up in Corona and surrounding areas. He's proud to say that Sherman Street in Corona is named after his family. Tom was elected to the Board in March 2015. He and his wife, MaryAnn, have been married since 1972 and have two grown children (Tom and Nancy). Tom has been in Fire Service since 1963 and is currently a Safety Officer with So-Cal Incident Management Team 1. Tom is also a Viet Nam Vet. Traveling to their property in Utah, dining at their favorite restaurants and exploring new ones is what Tom likes to do in his spare time. Annual hunting trips with family and friends is what he always looks forward to.

Pete Sayegh

Pete Sayegh, Secretary

I have been a Corona resident since 2005. I grew up in Huntington Beach, graduated from Marina High School and am currently enrolled in Grand Canyon University where I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree. I am happily married to Mona (17 years) and we have three amazing kids, ages 12, 13 and 14. My love for Corona began the moment we called it home. I have enjoyed the weather, the people, and the lifestyle. I especially enjoy serving on the two boards that support the Corona Fire and Police Departments. Volunteering in this community has afforded me some of the best relationships with amazing people, both spiritually and socially.

Casey Meadows

Greg Becker, CFO

Greg was elected to the Board in September, 2015. He grew up in Orange County and moved to Riverside in 1988 and then to Corona in 1999. He has been married to his wife, Bridget since 1987. They have three daughters, Brittney, Ashley and Cierra and one granddaughter, Brooklynn. Greg is self- employed and has been in the dairy business since 1982. He is actively involved in his Church (Harvest Christian Fellowship-South Corona location) serving as ministry coordinator for both the Usher Ministry and Men's Valor Bible study. Greg enjoys a nice round of golf, spending time with his family and working on his Christmas display year round.

David Duffy

David Duffy, Fire Chief

I have been a proud member of the Corona Fire Department since 1997 and am a graduate of Rancho Santiago’s 93rd Basic Fire Academy. I came up through the ranks on the Corona Fire Department and currently serve as Fire Chief. For the past 25 years, my wife Connie and I have called Corona home and in the past have owned and operated a printing business in Corona. My heart and passion for public service has led me to serve on the Corona Fire Safety Foundation (CSFS) board.  I join my fellow CSFS Board Members to further promote public safety awareness, preparedness and education within the community.

Eric Estes

Eric Estes, Corona Firefighters Association

I’m excited to begin 2016 as your new CFA representative! I have lived in Corona since 1998, and attended Prado View, Rainey Intermediate and Santiago High School. My wife Whitney and I have a beautiful baby boy named Brody. I began my career in the Fire Service in 2012 with the Palm Springs Fire Department, and joined the Corona Fire Department family in 2014. I enjoy traveling with my family, and playing hockey with the Ontario Fire Department, which hosts the Fire On Ice game that raises over $25,000 every year for charity.

General Board Members

Becky Gunnoe, since 2002

Brad Husen, since 2010

Casey Meadows, since 2006

Don Ries, since 1998

Doug Husen, since 2011

Karen Spiegel, since 2003

Mary Ybarra, since 2012