Colorado State Fire Chiefs

Critical Issues Briefing – April 17, 2019 – Register Now

Join us at the Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs for the next Colorado Critical Issues Briefing.  Topics will include:

  • Why are Fire Deaths in Homes Worse Now than 30 Years Ago?
  • If You Think Gallagher/TABOR is Bad, Just Look at Energy Dependent Fire Departments
  • The Snow is Ending, The Floods are Anticipated, and the Fire Season is Starting.  So What’s New?
  • Fire-Based EMS is Exempted from “Surprise” Out-of-Network Medical Billing Legislation:  What Does this Mean?
  • 3 Weeks to Go in the 2019 General Assembly:  What’s Happened & What’s Still to Happen
  • Are We Appropriately Protecting our Code Enforcement Officers?
  • New Resources for Firefighter Behavioral Health
  • Is Vaping and Nicotine Addition a Firefighter Safety Issue/
  • Community Awareness Program:  A Resource for Colorado’s Fire Service
  • Are Changes Coming for the FPPA


2019 Colorado Fire Service Events

If you are planning fire service events, please email the event information to Michelle Biersner at to be included on the website calendar of events.

Save the date for future Colorado Critical Issues Briefings:

  • June 25, 2019 (Grand Junction)

Mark Your Calendar!

As you set your professional development goals for 2019, let us be part of your plan for success.

Fire Leadership Challenge is designed to help firefighters, company officers and chief officers get the training needed to excel and grow.

We’re currently finalizing the program sessions and speakers so check back soon. For now, mark your calendar for Oct. 22-25, 2019 in Keystone, CO.



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.