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Fire Chief Nick Browne
Fire Chief Nick Browne
Division Chief Nick Browne Selected to lead Clackamas Fire as next Fire Chief (Photo) - 04/30/21

After an extensive internal process, the Clackamas Fire District #1 Board of Directors has selected Division Chief Nick Browne to lead the organization as the next Fire Chief. Chief Browne will start in this leadership role on May 1, 2021 as current Fire Chief Fred Charlton is retiring after nine years as Fire Chief. Chief Browne began his fire service career as a volunteer Firefighter with Asotin County Fire District #1 in Washington in 2002 before becoming a career Firefighter with the City of Lewiston Fire Department in Idaho in 2003. Browne was hired with Clackamas Fire as a Firefighter in 2008 and rose through the ranks, serving as a Lieutenant, Captain, and Battalion Chief. Chief Browne currently holds the rank of Division Chief of Operations, where he oversees all aspects of emergency response and firefighter safety.

Chief Browne holds a number of professional certifications, along with a Bachelor of Science in Fire Service Technology, and a Master of Business Management and Leadership. “I am humbled to have been selected as the next Fire Chief to lead our organization and provide the highest level of emergency service to our community. Clackamas Fire District #1 has incredible people, that work hard every day to meet the mission and it is an honor to serve with them,” says Chief Browne. 

Looking ahead, Chief Browne will continue to form community partnerships that focus on enhancing emergency service delivery within Clackamas County. “We have a great team and I am looking forward to working through the challenges we have in front of us, while continuing to provide first class fire and emergency services,” adds Browne.

Clackamas Fire District #1 is the second largest fire district in Oregon, serving over 220,000 people and covering nearly 235 square miles within Clackamas County. Clackamas Fire District #1 is made up of over 300 firefighters, paramedics, staff, and volunteers who deliver emergency response services from 21 strategically located fire stations.

A formal transfer of command ceremony is scheduled in June with additional details to be released.  

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