By Chief Wade Watkins
Captain Brian Beck has recently been assigned to serve Riverton City as the heavy rescue captain at Riverton’s Fire Station 121. He has replaced Captain Charles Dejournett who retired this past December after an incredible career.
Captain Beck is known for his kindness and well-natured approach to serving the community and his fellow firefighters. His strong leadership and desire to look out for his crew members make him a standout. He has served as a firefighter, paramedic, captain and now heavy rescue captain.
His new assignment will come with long training days and more responsibility since Heavy Rescue 121 responds on low and high angle rope rescue, trench rescue, vehicle extrication and confined space rescue incidents, with the additional responsibility of responding as the rapid intervention team for firefighter rescue incidents.
Additionally, he serves as a flight paramedic for Life Flight. He has been a flight paramedic for the past eight years and truly enjoys responding across the west to perform emergency treatment and transport.
Captain Beck is a dedicated father and enjoys traveling with his son Boston and fiancé Katie. As UFA’s Riverton liaison I absolutely enjoy working with Captain Beck. He’s fun to be around, and truth be known, really fun to tease. Please say hello to Captain Beck when you see him in the community.