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Brian Burrell

Rio Grande County Office of Emergency Management
925 6th Street
Del Norte 81132

Emergency Management Director- Brian Burrell RN, EMTP, CMTE (retired) 

Brian joined the RGC team in February of 2023 after a 30+ year career as a Nurse/Paramedic. Brian's primary focus during his career was Leadership in critical care transport both air and ground. Brian finished his time in healthcare as a Regional Director for a National air medical transport company. 

Brian holds degrees in Emergency Medical Technology from Oklahoma City Community College and in Nursing from Rose State College in Midwest City Oklahoma. Professional Certifications: Certified Medical Transport Executive. 

Brian's disaster management experience includes:

  • Murrah Building Bombing Oklahoma City 1995
  • EOC activation, Tulsa Oklahoma Sept 11th 2001
  • Hurricane Katrina Response - August 2005
  • FEMA activation to National Command Center
    • Caribbean island evacuation 2016
    • Hurricane evac southern US 2017 & 2018