Deputy Chief - Operations

Deputy Chief Brynne Burrough began his fire service career in 1984 as a military firefighter. After completing his commitment, he went to work as a Hotshot with the Mendocino National Forest for 5 wildland fire seasons. In this position, he served as a sawyer and squad leader on a Type 1 Interagency Hotshot crew. He transitioned into the Federal Fire Service after leaving the Forest Service for a full-time position as a firefighter. Deputy Chief Burrough climbed the ranks and was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2004 and then promoted to Fire Chief in 2014. Throughout his career, he has served military communities in California, South Carolina, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Italy, Cuba, Bahrain and Japan. While in Japan Deputy Chief Burrough was promoted to the rank of regional Fire Chief and was responsible for providing effective fire and emergency services for all US Marine Corps communities throughout the Western Pacific region. He retired from this position in November 2020 and moved to Johnston Iowa to start his new chapter with the JGMFD as the Deputy Chief of Operations on December 1, 2020.

Deputy Chief Burrough holds an Associate’s degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Administration, and a Masters Degree in Executive Leadership. He is a 2013 graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program and also received the Center for Public Safety Excellence Chief Fire Officer Designation.