San Jose Head of Emergency Services Departs For Denver


San Jose, California Director of Emergency Services Ryan Broughton has resigned from his role with the city in order to pursue a similar role in Denver, according to a memorandum released by Curtis Jacobson, Fire Chief of San Jose.

Broughton will leave his role officially on December 2, 2016.

Broughton has been the head of emergency services for San Jose since 2014. He was also representative to the Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative Approval Authority. In his role with San Jose, Broughton developed the first-ever Emergency Management and Homeland Security training curriculum for local elected and appointed officials. He also led the city’s participation in the annual regional full-scale URBAN SHIELD exercise, SPARTAN SHIELD exercise, and led emergency planning and emergency operations center activations for Super Bowl 50 and the Stanley Cup Finals.

According to the memo, the Fire Department will be working with the city manager’s office to begin a recruitment process for the role.

San Jose’s Office of Emergency Services has a fairly broad mandate dealing with emergency response, homeland security, critical infrastructure and continuity planning. The OES director oversees this portfolio. Fire Chief Curtis Jacobson says the OES staff will continue to work on items already approved in the OES work plan until a new director is hired.