Colorado Springs Fire Chief Richard Brown will retire April 30 after 32 years with the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

Brown was appointed chief by Mayor Steve Bach, after Steve Cox left the position to become chief of staff under the mayor’s administration.


And even though Bach says he’ll name an interim fire chief by April 30, Brown will stay on through the end of the year with full pay and benefits, acting as a consultant. It’s a deal similar to what the city gave Mark Earle, director of aviation at the Colorado Springs Airport. Earle’s departure was announced earlier this month.

Brown worked his way up through the ranks as firefighter, paramedic, lieutenant, captain and battalion chief, to deputy chief of operations. Throughout his career he was assigned to the Operations Division, Medical Division and Training Division.



  1. Huh… That’s weird… “retiring” after 9 months… Mark earl is gone… Other people are gone from the city… What the heck is the mayor doing!!!!????

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