Assistant Fire Chief Brian O'Neal

Assistant Fire Chief Brian O'Neal

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Assistant Chief Brian O'Neal relocated to Las Vegas from the Seattle area and was hired by the Clark County Fire Department in January 2003. He has spent most of his career serving in stations along the Las Vegas Strip, promoting to Engineer (2008), and Captain (2012) prior to Assistant Chief. He has also been a Paramedic since 2006. Prior to his promotion, Brian served as the liaison to the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center and LVMPDs MACTAC section, training public safety personnel in both urban and rural settings in critical incident tactics and response.

Brian has a Bachelor of Science in History from Eastern Oregon University, a Fire Science degree from College of Southern Nevada, and completed the MPA/MCJ dual Master’s degrees from the University of Colorado-Denver, with an emphasis in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Brian has had numerous state and local Incident Management Team and USAR deployments including as a Plans Team Manager with NVTF1 to the Hurricane Ida response on Grand Isle, LA.  As Incident Commander he deployed resources for Covid 19 vaccinations in Southern Nevada through the Southern Nevada Health District. He was the Incident Commander for the FEMA Northern Nevada mobile vaccination unit, spending 6 weeks traveling through the rural communities of Nevada delivering vaccinations.  He also served as Incident Commander for the Mt. Charleston flooding response in 2023.

Brian and his wife, Lara, have two beautiful daughters, Madelyn and Emma. Most family time is spent traveling, cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers football and volleyball teams, and running with the family dogs.

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