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Jackson Hole Fire/EMS promotes Captain Carr to battalion chief

Fire Chief Jellie Swearing in Battalion Chief Carr
Jackson Hole Fire/EMS
Fire Chief Jellie Swearing in Battalion Chief Carr

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) – Jackson Hole Fire/EMS (JHF/EMS) announced longtime career firefighter, paramedic, and Fire Captain Brian Carr has been promoted to Battalion Chief.

Fire Captain Brian Carr has been promoted to Battalion Chief.

In Carr’s new role as Battalion Chief, he will direct and coordinate the daily operations of Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, serving as the senior on-duty Fire Officer for the County on a rotating shift assignment.

Battalion Chief Carr will also manage emergency operations, training, and emergency medical services during his shift assignment.

“Brian Carr’s advancement to the rank of Battalion Chief is a significant, well-earned personal achievement and is indictive of the highly successful Jackson Hole Fire/EMS volunteer/career combination model that has served Teton County for over 25 years,” JHF/EMS Fire Chief Stephen
Jellie said. “We are very proud of Battalion Chief Carr.”

Battalion Chief Brian Carr started his career with JHF/EMS in 2008 and worked as a line firefighter and paramedic until he was promoted to an operational Fire Captain in 2015. Carr served as a Fire Captain at Fire Station 1 in downtown Jackson until his promotion to Battalion Chief on Sunday.

“I’d like to thank my family and colleagues for all the support and insight over the years,” Battalion Chief Carr said. “It takes a collaborative approach to solve the challenges of emergency response and fire department administration. I look forward to continuing my work in public safety for Teton County.”

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