The Colorado State Fire Chiefs have appointed a new treasurer and increased representation of the state’s volunteer fire agencies with the selection of Chief Brita Horn of McCoy. Having served as Routt County’s Treasurer and Public Trustee since 2012, and Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Department’s Chief for the last 11 years, many felt her appointment to be particularly effective in advancing the mission of the Colorado State Fire Chiefs. It is believed her expertise in software and knowledge of governmental finances will enhance the role of the Colorado State Fire Chiefs in all aspects of their operations.
Beginning as a full-time EMT while finishing her fire science degree at Colorado Mountain College, Horn worked throughout Routt and Eagle Counties including shifts at Eagle County Paramedic Services, Gypsum Fire Protection District and Greater Eagle Fire Protection District as EMT, firefighter and engineer. Horn has also worked for Rocky Mountain Type II Incident Management Team (IMT) in the plans section and is currently on the roster for many IMT’s throughout the region as a safety officer and plans section team member.
Highly regarded for her continuing education and work experience, Horn continues to supervise her volunteer fire department with its garage, office and shed, four sturdy trucks and some well-trained firefighters. Members of the Rock Creek Fire Department respond 24/7 to medical calls, fires, and various hazards on and off the county roads, highways and railroad throughout the region.
She is married to Gary Horn, a lifelong rancher who operates Raymond Horn Ranch on the Conger Mesa with his twin brother Dale and his family. Gary and Brita have two daughters.