Colleyville hires new fire chief

Posted Monday, Jul. 22, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Arlington assistant fire chief Brian J. Riley has been selected chief of the Colleyville Fire Department. Riley will begin his new duties on Sept. 1.

Riley was selected from 60 candidates and his experience was what set him apart, according to a city press release. He joined the Arlington Fire Department in 1981. His experience in Arlington runs the gamut from firefighter to assistant chief. Other duties included fire inspector, Hazardous Materials Response Team captain and fire battalion chief.

“Leadership, professionalism, work ethic, flexibility, adaptability, depth of experience and commitment to the community. These are just some of the criteria we required in our choice for fire chief,” said Jennifer Fadden, Colleyville’s city manager in a press release. “Brian Riley has demonstrated all of these, along with a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience in virtually every aspect of the fire service.”

Riley will be paid $122,430. He replaces interim fire chief Clif Nelson, who has filled the position since Feb. 1. Nelson will leave the department.

- Dustin L. Dangli

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