GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – The new fire chief for the City of Golden is no stranger to the dangers of wildfires, especially the kind that are happening now in California.

chief alicia welch Goldens New Chief Knows Dangers With Large Wildfires

Alicia Welch (credit: CBS)

Alicia Welch served for the Los Angeles Fire Department for 26 years. She was named the new fire chief for the Golden Fire Department.

She’s also the first female fire chief for Golden.

Welch retired from her position in California last year and moved to Golden. That’s when she applied for the position.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Colorado Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile), the deadliest (Storm King) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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