JACKSON, Wyo. — After 30 years of fire service and five years as Chief at Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, Brady Hansen is retiring.

“I’m going to retire and pass my baton onto the next crew.”

Chief Brady Hansen

With just about a week and a half left, Hansen expressed his gratitude for his time with the department.

“I have truly, truly enjoyed it. It has been such a rewarding experience to be a part of [JH Fire/EMS].”

Hansen took command of JH Fire/EMS in September 2017 following 25 years at the South Ogden City and Logan fire departments in Utah.

Following his departure, Hansen will head back to his home in Logan and enjoy some much-needed downtime with his wife and family.

“I’ll be around a lot but won’t be responding to calls anymore,” said Hansen.

Replacing Hansen on Nov. 1 is Steve Jellie, who will take the helm of leading the emergency response organization which manages the fire protection and emergency medical services system for the Town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming. 

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.