Colorado State Fire Chiefs

What a Week! Fire Leadership Challenge Continues to Deliver Outstanding Leadership Education

Fire Leadership Challenge 2019 is complete but the takeaways from this inspiring week are just being put into action. Attendees from all around CO and surrounding states were buzzing with excitement as the conference closed with some great leadership messages for all ranks of the fire service.

A special thank you to all our Sponsors who helped make it such a successful week. And if you missed out, mark your calendars now for FLC 2020, Oct. 20-23.


News & Information

CO EMS Supplemental Payment Cost Report Due November 27, 2019

This is a reminder for all CO EMS Supplemental Payment participating providers that the Annual Cost Report is due on November 27th, 2019 on the Ambulance Service Cost Report Portal (ASCR).

Access to the ASCR portal has been granted to those who filled out an Intent of Participation Form. Please log onto the ASCR portal to begin reporting costs. Note that an ASCR User Guide and recorded trainings have been uploaded under the Recourses section on the dashboard of the portal.

Please contact the Cost Report Support Team via email ( or phone (877-775-3867) with any questions.

New Report is a Must Read for CO Fire Service Leaders
“The report from Building a Better Colorado is a must read for all of Colorado’s fire service leaders. This report impacts all fire departments: municipal, fire district and volunteer; urban, suburban and rural. The report identifies the “temperature of the water” concerning potential statewide changes to Gallagher, TABOR and Amendment 23,” said Chief Tom Demint, CSFC President.
In 2019, Building a Better Colorado (BBCO) expanded its second statewide conversation to 37 communities and explored opportunities for improving Colorado’s fiscal policy to support our Colorado way of life. Specifically, BBCO focused on Colorado’s three fiscal constitutional amendments: the Gallagher Amendment (1982), the TABOR Amendment (1992) and Amendment
23 (2000).




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).

Tom DeMint
Poudre Fire Authority

Tom DeMint

CSFC President
David DelVecchio
Canon City Area Fire Protection District

CSFC Vice President
Brita Horn
Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Department

CSFC Treasurer
Kristy Olme
Northwest Fire Protection District

CSFC Secretary
Don Lombardi
West Metro Fire Rescue


CSFC Past President
Garry Briese
Colorado State Fire Chiefs
Executive Director


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