Fire Chief

  • Brighton Fire Rescue District
  • 500 S. 4th Ave., Brighton, Colorado
  • Jun 17, 2021
Full Time Fire and EMS
  • Salary: $165,000 USD
  • Salary Top: $185,000
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Jul 18, 2021

Job Description


Brighton Fire Rescue District

Brighton, Colorado

Salary:  $165,000 - $185,000


The Brighton Fire Rescue District is headquartered in Brighton, Colorado. The city was founded on a rich history of diversity, agriculture, railroads and pioneers in 1887. Today, Brighton is a medley of old and new, recognized as one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. Over the last two decades, Brighton’s population has nearly doubled from 21,000 to nearly 40,000. The city is expected to grow another 20 percent by 2025. Brighton is a vibrant, close-knit city that values its history and agricultural roots, while embracing progress, innovation, and sustainable growth. Conveniently located 20 miles north of downtown Denver, a 20-minute drive from Denver International Airport, and about 30 minutes from Boulder, Brighton has attracted residents who want to feel like they are part of a small town while having access to the amenities of larger urban areas.


Led by a five-member, locally elected Board of Directors who oversee and govern District operations, the Brighton Fire Rescue District protects the City of Brighton, the Town of Wattenberg, part of the City of Commerce City, and parts of the towns of Henderson and Lochbuie. In addition, the District’s area includes large unincorporated areas of Adams and Weld counties. The District provides services to approximately 55,000 people in an area of 150 square miles from 5 fire stations. Brighton Fire Rescue District is a career department with approximately 80 employees who handle roughly 6,500 emergency incidents each year on a 2021 total budget of approximately $17,000,000. The District provides all-hazards response, including fire suppression, technician level Haz-Mat, technician level tech rescue, ALS-EMS first response, public education, fire investigation, and fire prevention services. EMS transport is provided through a third-party contractor with the District.


Under the Board of Directors’ general direction, the Fire Chief is the District’s Chief Executive Officer and Commander-in-Chief. The Fire Chief is responsible for implementing the rules, policies and procedures established by the Board, and for carrying out the duties imposed upon the Fire Chief by State law. The Fire Chief is responsible for all aspects of the day-to day administration, operation and finances of the District.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in fire science, management, or a related field, and a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the fire service, including at least 5 years at the chief officer level with substantial management, financial, administration and operational responsibilities is required. (See full job description for additional requirements and desired qualifications.)


For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Brighton Fire Rescue District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: July 18, 2021 (open until filled).

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500 S. 4th Ave., Brighton, Colorado United States View Map