"Bryan is already familiar with many aspects of our operations and his local background, experience and relationships make him an excellent fit for our district," said Price.
Collins holds a bachelors degree in occupational studies from California State University at Long Beach, where he is currently completing his master's degree in emergency services administration. He is a 2007 graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program.
Collins and his wife Nancy live in Walnut Creek. They have a 16-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter.