Robert Nielsen  
Board of Directors
Title: Vice President
Bob Nielsen, Vice President

Robert Nielsen has been a Broomfield resident for over a decade. With close to 45 years of experience working with the fire service, Nielsen’s career began in the U.S. Air Force in 1961. He spent approximately 28 years with the Oak Brook Fire Department in Illinois, rising through the ranks and retiring as fire chief in 1997. He then spent another eight years with the Westmont, IL Fire Department, as their accreditation manager. In 2009, he was awarded the status of fire chief emeritus by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association. He was also the former chairman of the Lemont Fire Protection District Fire Commission, also in Illinois, where he served two terms. He has been a presenter at both the state and national level on the subjects of management, certification, and code enforcement along with having over 25 articles published on these topics, in recognized fire service trade journals. Nielsen has raised two children with his wife Jackie and has served on the North Metro Fire Board since May 2010. 

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