Served Since 1986
For generations, members of the Aubuchon family have been leaders in the fire service.
In January 2016 this tradition continued when Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) Battalion Chief Dan Aubuchon was promoted to chief of CCFR, one of the largest fire protection districts in the area.
Aubuchon’s father was a fire chief, his uncle and brother were both engineers, and his nephew and son are firefighters.
“The fire service runs in our family, and I’ve always known this is what I wanted to do,” Aubuchon says. “Our team here at CCFR is like family and one of the best parts of my job is being able to work with our firefighters in the field, providing the best possible emergency response services to our community.”
Aubuchon started his career as a firefighter with the St. Peters Fire Protection District in 1986. He was promoted to captain in 1995, and battalion chief in 2006. In his role as a battalion chief with CCFR, Aubuchon oversaw daily shift operations and was the incident commander at numerous emergency scenes.
He has more than 20 years of supervisory experience and holds numerous advanced certifications in fire investigation, emergency management, and hazardous materials handling. Aubuchon has also been an integral part of the district’s long-range planning efforts. He holds an associate of applied science in fire science technology from Pikes Peak Community College.
“Dan brings a substantial wealth of knowledge and experience that will help maintain the high quality of emergency services our community has come to expect from its fire district,” CCFR Board Chair Dave Tilley says.
As he settles into his new role, Aubuchon wants to make sure that CCFR firefighters are prepared for the future needs of area residents.
“Our community is changing, and we need to make sure our team has the skills and training they need to save lives and property,” Aubuchon says. “Because of this, we are going to enhance programs to cross-train our firefighters, and work toward placing one paramedic on each of our fire trucks.”
Currently, all CCFR firefighters are EMT (emergency medical technician) certified. Paramedics have the training and certification to administer medications, start IV lines and provide advanced airway maintenance.
“It is a privilege to be in this role, and I look forward to taking CCFR to the next level for our community,” Aubuchon says.