Brian Brown is the assistant chief and public information officer for the Council Grove Fire Department in Kansas. He previously served for 31 years with South Metro Fire Rescue in Colorado, retiring in 2019 as a bureau chief of Fleet Services. During his time with the department, Brown developed an enterprise fund that provides cost efficiency with quality service for the fleet, maintaining the same level of service to other fire agencies that were included during several mergers. Brown served as chair of South Metro’s 5 module Apparatus Committee and instructed an apparatus module for the annual engineer’s academy. He is a subject-matter expert with the FDSOA Board of Directors and reviews and performs workshops during the FDSOA Apparatus Conference. He also played a key part in the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) fire department accreditation process for multiple agencies in Colorado. Brown now serves as a consultant for the firm he created, Fire Service Solutions, which is focused on fire department apparatus inspections, replacement, fleet operations, specifications, apparatus training/testing, and more. Connect with Brown by email.