Battalion Chief Matt Carson started with the Grand Junction Fire Department in 1992 and has been a Battalion Chief since January 2019. Previously, Chief Carson was a firefighter, public information officer, and bomb squad commander. Chief Carson oversees training, recruitment, and managing the construction of new fire stations. Chief Carson's family has been in Grand Junction since the 1800's, and he chose a career with GJFD to connect to his roots. Biking and paddle boarding are Chief Carson's hobbies.