Joel Arellano

Fire Operations
Title: Battalion Chief
Phone: (970) 549-5900
Joel Arellano

Battalion Chief Joel Arellano has been with the department since 2004 and has held the ranks of firefighter, firefighter-paramedic, captain, and was promoted to battalion chief for C shift in 2020. Chief Arellano oversees the operations division for his shift which includes all six stations of the department who respond to emergent and non-emergent calls. Chief Arellano has grown up in the valley, and chose to stay and enjoy the outdoor recreation the Grand Valley has to offer. Chief Arellano is a rock climber, but also enjoys all outdoors adventures with his family. 

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