Chief Brad White has been the Fire Chief/District Administrator since April 2019, after having served as the Interim Chief for four months. He began his career at the District in 2014 as the Assistant Chief of Operations/Training. Brad came to Grand County in the summer of 1989 as a seasonal resident and moved to Grand Lake full time in 1997. He began his fire career as a volunteer with Hot Sulphur Springs/Parshall Fire Protection District after moving to Hot Sulphur Springs in 2001. He served four years as the Assistant Chief and seven years as the Fire Chief. He was instrumental in several ballot initiatives, station constructions and a district expansion. Chief White is a founding member of the Grand County Training Officers Committee, has held various positions with the Grand County Fire Chiefs’ Association, and was the Vice Chair of the Colorado State Fire Chiefs’ Volunteer Section. He holds certifications for IFSAC Firefighter II, Hazmat Ops, Fire Instructor, Fire & Life Safety Educator, Colorado State Proctor, NWCG Strike Team Leader and Type 4 Incident Commander, and is working on his Type 3 Incident Commander certification. Chief White is also a founding member of the Grand County Wildfire Council and has sat on several state and regional committees including the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control Wildland Advisory Committee, Craig Interagency Dispatch Advisory Group, Colorado State Fire Chiefs’ Statewide Mutual Aid Committee, CSFC Volunteer and Combination Officer Section, has chaired the Colorado State Fire Chiefs’ Wildland Section, and is currently serving on the Colorado Fire Commission Sub Committee on Coordination of Fire Based Resources and sits on the Executive Board of Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association.
Position: Fire Chief / District Administrator