Colorado State Fire Chiefs

Critical Issues Briefing will be held on Wednesday, April 19

The 2nd quarter Critical Issues Briefing for the fire service will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at the The Pinery on the Hill in Colorado Springs, CO.  To register for the meeting, click here.  For the agenda, click here.

Fire Leadership Challenge 2017 – Registration and Housing is Open

Click here to register and stay up-to-date on the event.

2017 Colorado Fire Service Schedule of Events.

Click here for a complete listing of events for 2017.


2017 CSFC Retention and Recruitment Workshops

Next workshop will take place in Evergreen, CO – Saturday, May 13 through Sunday, May 14.
Click here for a complete listing of upcoming workshops and registration


The Colorado State Fire Chiefs provides leadership, education, and support to the Chief Officers of Colorado fire departments in order to promote the protection of life and property from fire, natural, and man-made disasters, and other sudden emergencies. Colorado State Fire Chiefs seeks primarily to further cooperation among Colorado’s fire and emergency services agencies; to provide fire and emergency services training and education to fire chiefs, officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel; and to promote life safety and public education in the areas of fire suppression, fire prevention, EMS, hazardous materials, emergency rescue, and all-hazards emergency management.

The CSFC is a Colorado nonprofit corporation and a registered federal 501(c)(3) organization.


The vision of the CSFC is to assist chief fire officers across the State of Colorado in their efforts to protect all of Colorado’s life and property from fire and other disasters. It is a dynamic organization, characterized by integrity, innovation, community focus, and proactive leadership. CSFC strives to build strategic alliances, mentor aspiring leaders, and advance the safety of all Colorado communities by supporting the professional development of the fire and emergency services industry through training and continuing education.

Community Action

Colorado State Fire Chiefs is committed to helping all of Colorado’s fire and emergency services providers support and serve their communities.  Some of CSFC’s past and present projects include:

  • Supporting public safety education events such as Annual West Metro Fire Rescue Family Fire Muster to help families learn about fire and life safety, and how to prepare for all types of emergencies
  • Offering “classified” listings on the CSFC webpage to assist Colorado’s local fire and emergency service agencies to raise revenue and preserve taxpayer funds through the sale and purchase of used equipment and apparatus.
  • Supporting the Colorado’s special district elected officials and administrators regarding successful fire and emergency services management, and to facilitate coordination and communication between various branches of local government.

Executive Board

The Board of Directors of the Colorado Fire Chiefs’ manages the routine affairs of the Association and acts on behalf of the Association when the general membership is unable to meet. The Board of Directors consists of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Regional Representatives, and Section Representatives (one representative for each of the sections created by the Constitution and Bylaws).

David DelVecchio
Canon City Area Fire Protection District


CSFC Secretary
Ken Watkins
Grand Junction Fire Department


CSFC Past President
Don Lombardi
West Metro Fire Rescue


CSFC President
Doug Hall
Westminster Fire Department

Doug Hall

CSFC Treasurer
Tom DeMint
Poudre Fire Authority

Tom DeMint

CSFC Vice President
Garry Briese
Colorado State Fire Chiefs

Garry Briese


Executive Director


The CSFC is a Colorado nonprofit corporation and a registered federal 501(c)(3) organization.