Mogford Fire Consulting Group, a leading provider of expert fire consulting services. As a team of Subject Matter Experts, we specialize in delivering exceptional service in the areas of Standard of Care, Origin and Cause Investigations, Commercial Kitchen Fire Investigations, Fire/Life Safety Consulting for Commercial Kitchens and Expert Witness services.

Our team of seasoned professionals has decades of experience in the fire industry, and we are committed to providing you with unparalleled expertise and guidance. Whether you need help with complex investigations or require assistance in ensuring your commercial kitchen meets fire safety regulations, our team is here to help.

At Mogford Fire Consulting Group, we pride ourselves on our commitment to delivering exceptional results. Our team works tirelessly to provide you with the most accurate and comprehensive analysis possible, and we stand by our work.

If you’re in need of expert fire consulting services, look no further than Mogford Fire Consulting Group. We would be honored to help you navigate the complexities of fire investigations and fire safety regulations. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about how we can assist you.

Grant Mogford



Grant Mogford, CFPS, CESI, CECS, brings more than 32 years of expertise to the commercial kitchen grease exhaust system industry. He holds certifications as a fire protection specialist and exhaust system inspector, demonstrating his commitment to delivering service, education, and litigation support. Grant focuses on aiding kitchen exhaust companies, facility managers, Authorities having Jurisdiction, and food service operators in adhering to NFPA 96 standards, the California Mechanical Code, and California Fire Code. Specializing in fire hazard prevention and mitigation in commercial cooking operations, he also provides expert witness and litigation support for kitchen exhaust system fire legal disputes.
Licenses & Certifications:
  • Certified Fire Protection Specialist – National Fire Protection Association
  • Certified Exhaust System Inspector & Exhaust Cleaning Specialist – International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaners Association
  • Certified California Fire Code Inspector – National Code Services Association, Inc.
  • Hood & Duct Inspections – Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development OSHPD
  • Fire Investigation 1A – California Fire Service Training and Education System
  • NFPA 921 – National Fire Protection Association
  • Professional Exhaust Cleaning Technician – International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaners Association
  • Various certifications in code requirements, installation, and inspection from recognized institutions.


Fire Marshal

Brea Fire Department

Ms. Pesqueira has worked in the fire service for over 14 years, working for Orange City Fire, Pasadena Fire, El Segundo Fire, and now in her current role as Fire Marshal at the Brea Fire Department. Nicole is responsible for managing the Fire Prevention Bureau and is the department’s sole fire investigator. She served on the Orange County Fire Prevention Officers’ board as President, (now past president), is Fire Prevention Liaison and Roundtable Coordinator for CCAI, Co-Chair for the Southern California Fire Prevention Officers’ Association Fire Service Education Committee, Secretary of the Orange County Arson Task Force, and 2nd Vice President for the Southern California Fire Prevention Officers’ Association Executive Board. She’s also a registered instructor with the Office of the State Fire Marshal and is a Part-Time Adjunct Professor at Santa Ana College teaching fire technology and fire inspector courses. Nicole is available for fire prevention consulting and expert witness testimony as well for fire investigations.


Tom Pierce


Principal Fire Investigator
Pierce Fire Investigations Inc.

With over 30 years of fire fighting and fire investigation experience, I am a passionate and dedicated Fire Investigator at Miles City Fire & Rescue, where I conduct cause and origin investigations for various types of fires, including vehicle, structure, wildland, chimney, and commercial kitchen fires. I also serve as a Fire Ground Safety Officer, ensuring the safety and well-being of the fire personnel and the public during fire operations. As the owner and principal fire investigator of Pierce Fire Investigations Inc. and Pierce Fire Consulting Group LLC., I have conducted over 2,500 fire and explosion investigations. I provide high-quality fire investigation and consulting services to clients in California and Montana, leveraging my credentials as a Certified Fire Investigator by the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), a Master Certified Fire Investigator by the California Conference of Arson Investigators (CCAI), and a Fire Investigator 1 by the California State Fire Marshal (CSFM). Additionally, I have a strong background in chimney and woodstove venting, solid fuel contracting and inspection, and commercial pyrotechnics, and I serve on the Technical Committee for the NFPA 211 Standards for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances. My mission is to apply my expertise and knowledge to protect lives and property from fire hazards and prevent fire losses.
Tom Pierce
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