In 1978 Doug Hall signed on as a firefighter with the city of Westminster. On June 27 he ascended to the city’s top job in that department, replacing retired Chief Jim Cloud.
Previously Hall was the city’s deputy chief for administration.
“We were fortunate to have a tremendous pool of applicants from all over the country for this important public safety position in the city,” said Brent McFall, Westminster city manager. “Doug Hall brings an energy and enthusiasm that will lead our fire service into the future.”
Hall has also served the city as an Emergency Medical Service coordinator and fire marshal. He has been a deputy chief since 2007, overseeing the EMS and fire protection services, as well as overall administration and policy for the department.
Founded in 1934 as a one-station, volunteer department, the Westminster Fire Department has grown to more than 135 career firefighters, paramedics and support staff who serve the city from six fire stations and the administrative offices in the city’s Public Safety Center.
Hall is a former board member of the Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association and a past president of the Fire Marshals Association of Colorado.
“Serving the City of Westminster as fire chief is a wonderful opportunity to work with great people in providing exceptional services to our residents and businesses,” said Hall. “The future for Westminster is likely to be exciting with many new challenges and it’s great to share a key leadership role in its continued development.”