Adams County Fire Rescue announces COS/PIO

ACFPD hires Carlos A. Briano to be the District’s Community Outreach Specialist

DENVER, Colo. – Adams County Fire Rescue, an ISO Class 1 Fire Department, is proud to announce the hiring of Carlos A. Briano to serve as the District’s first ever Community Outreach Specialist. Briano will oversee public education, public relations and Public Information Officer duties.

“Mr. Briano makes a great addition to our organization,” said Fire Chief Pat Laurienti. “His work experience in public relations, education and journalism will greatly benefit our organization.”

Prior to joining Adams County Fire Rescue, Briano served as the Public Information Officer of the El Paso Fire Department in Texas for three years. Prior to entering the fire service, Briano worked as a journalism teacher in the Socorro Independent School District. During his nine-year tenure with the school district, Briano was named a finalist for 2013 Texas Teacher of the Year, a 2012 Reynolds Institute Fellow by the American Society of Newspaper Editors and a 2011 Rising Star by the Journalism Education Association. In 2011, his yearbook students won the Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, given to the best student publications in the nation.

Before working as a journalism teacher, Briano served as a Communication Specialist for Socorro ISD and as the editor of Eastside Reporter y Noticias, a weekly bilingual publication of the El Paso Times.

“I thank the administration of Adams County Fire Rescue, and the Board of Directors, for giving me this opportunity,” Briano said. “Adams County Fire Rescue plays a crucial role in the community. I am honored to join the team and will strive to shine a positive light on all the department’s endeavors. I look forward to meeting all our media, education and community partners.”

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