Bruce Evans is the Fire Chief at the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District. Chief Evans arrived in La Plata County after serving as the EMS Chief and as an Assistant Chief at the North Las Vegas Fire Department in Southern Nevada. Evans had served at the Henderson Fire Department for 18 years as a fire and EMS captain. He is an NFPA Fire Instructor III and served as a college faculty member at the College of Southern Nevada’s Fire Technology program teaching various fire and EMS topics for 21 years.
Evans is the 2010 recipient of the International Association of Fire Chiefs James O Page award for Leadership in EMS. He is an adjunct faculty of the National Fire Academy in the EMS Training programs serving as a technical writer for the Quality Management Course. Evans is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Association of EMT’s and represents NAEMT at the National Academies of Sciences Institute of Medicine. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration, Bachelors degree in Education, and Associates in Fire Management. Bruce co-authored several textbooks, Crew Resource Management with Jones and Bartlett, Management of EMS and EMS Quality Management and Research with Brady Prentice Hall.