Chief Brian Dees

Nevada National Security Site promotes next fire chief

Chief Brian Dees

Position leads more than 70 Site Fire & Rescue employees, supports Nye County

Former Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) Fire Marshal Brian Dees is the Site’s next Fire & Rescue (F&R) chief.

Chief Dees assumes the role with more than 13 years of experience at the NNSS. Joining as a fire inspector in 2006, he was promoted to deputy fire marshal in 2008 before becoming deputy chief of support services in 2012. Chief Dees became the fire marshal in 2015.

“I’m looking forward to continuing my relationship with the folks of the NNSS, our customers and offsite partners,” said Chief Dees. Often the closest first responders, the NNSS F&R team provides rural Nye County with ongoing life safety response at no charge. “I hope to bring the years of experience I’ve had as a fire marshal to continue NNSS F&R’s legacy as a premier department that meets all requirements.”

Prior to joining the NNSS, Chief Dees served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, where he worked as a firefighter up to the role of assistant chief.

Chief Dees replaces Chief John Gamby, who is retiring from the NNSS after 40 years.

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