Brita Horn


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Brita's Story

Brita dedicated her life to public service in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 when she noticed a need in her local community for emergency responders. Brita responded to the call by creating a nonprofit fire department with her friends and neighbors in McCoy, CO which has served the community for the last 20 years. Brita currently serves as the Fire Chief for the department.

Coloradan, a Public Servant, a Fire Chief, a Ranchwife, and a Trail Blazer are a few ways people know Brita Horn. She has been serving her community for the past 19 years as a fire chief and a first responder, and was also formerly elected Treasurer and Public Trustee of Rock County.

She’s also a keynote speaker, a high-performance coach, and a best-selling author of the book, “Drinking from a Fire Hose: 5 Essential Tools to Not Get Soaked”


Keynote Speaker, Brita Horn

Conquering Your Chaos with Clarity.

Finding your true sense of meaning and succeeding

Adapt Pivot Overcome.

Navigating a career with obstacles in front of you

Drinking from a Fire Hose.

Trail blazing through a maze of an archaic management style and winning.

Brita's Book

Drinking from a Fire Hose: 5 Essential Tools to Not Get Soaked

Learning the hard way is never easy.
Imagine, your gut is telling you to stand still and don’t move. Your heart is pounding so loud you can’t hear the Fire Captain screaming at you. Sweat is dripping down your back and your legs are shaking from the heavy bunker gear you are wearing. Your mind is telling to give up, just stop and go home. It’s not worth it.
But what if it is worth it? What if people are depending on you? What do you do?
You answer the call! You don’t give in! You don’t go home! And, you Never, Ever Give up.

A Lifetime of Building Leadership

My passion for service has propelled me to several positions of service and leadership in my community:

CEO, Speaker & Coach

CEO, Speaker & Coach Never Give Up Consulting, LLC, Colorado

Vice President

Vice President, Colorado State Fire Chiefs 


Appointed, Colorado’s Fire Programs Commission 


Treasurer, Colorado State Fire Chiefs 


Routt County 

Public Trustee

Routt County 

Volunteer Fire Chief

Volunteer Fire Chief, Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Department McCoy Colorado 

Firefighter/Engineer/Emergency Medical Technician
  • Firefighter/Engineer/Emergency Medical Technician, Gypsum Fire Protection District Colorado 2007-2011
  • Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician, Greater Fire Protection District Colorado 2003-2007
Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician, Eagle County Paramedics Vail Colorado 

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Retired Eagle fire truck gets new lease on saving lives

EAGLE, Colorado – Eagle’s 1978 retired Ford fire truck is off to save more lives – in McCoy, Bond and Burns.Last week the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District donated the truck along with other fire accessories to the Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Read More

Ex-state treasurer hopeful Brita Horn takes job with Trump campaign in New Mexico

Horn, who sought the Republican nomination for Colorado state treasurer in 2018, will be in charge of organizing the president's supporters in the northwest part of Colorado's neighbor to the south Read More

Colorado Volunteer Fire Departments Struggling For Recruits

In many parts of Colorado when you dial 9-1-1 to report a fire, the firefighters who arrive to extinguish it are volunteers. These firefighters have other jobs, and serve half of the state’s population. Read More

Personal Updates

#Flashback CPAC 2021

Super Fun Event!
Some of my #CPAC scrapbook pictures from last year.
You never know who you will see!
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It’s worth the trip! See you in Orlando!