Brian Vasel grew up about an hour west of Manhattan in a small northern New Jersey lake community. He moved to Colorado in 1995 with a hankering for deep powder and completed an environmental biology degree at University of Colorado Boulder in 1999. Brian spent a lot of time on “The Ice” having made 9 trips to Antarctica and “wintering over” during two 9-month long winter seasons at the South Pole to help maintain a long-term climate research facility for NOAA. Brian and family (wife Sarah, son Alder, daughter Allya) moved to Lyons in June 2015 and he joined LFPD in September. He enjoys the mountain playground that surrounds Lyons and can be found around town with the family, on local mountain bike trails, camping, hiking, and skiing the trees for deep snow. Brian is proud to be a LFPD firefighter and considers himself lucky to be living in Lyons and serving the community.