H.S.S.P FPD OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS
Chief Baumgarten is originally from Michigan. He holds Colorado Division of Fire (CDFPC & IFSAC) Certifications: Firefighter 1, 2: Hazmat Operations: Emergency Medical First Responder: Driver/Operator: Fire Instructor 1: Fire Officer 1.
He is Ice Rescue certified as well as a wild land firefighter ll. He also serves as a state fire proctor.
He loves the fire service. The crew calls him the "working Chief". He leads by example from the front. His "other" job (besides husband and father) is as a heavy truck mechanic for his business: B.E.A.R (Baumgarten Emergency Apparatus Repair). He works on our and other departments fire apparatus.
Captain Martin. AKA Bam Bam, grew up in Craig, Colorado. He did a stint as a fire cadet at age 16 there . He holds CDFPC/IFSAC Certifications: Firefighter 1 : Hazmat Operations : FireFighter ll : Driver/Operator. He is also Ice Rescue certified and wild land Firefighter ll. His "other" job (besides husband and father) is at Henderson Mill. He also serves on the MERT team.
Lieutenant Russell. AKA Lt. Braids, is a from Morrison, Colorado. She serves as H.S.S.P's Training Officer. She is also a CDFPC Regional Proctor for the area as well as a member of the Colorado Fire Training Officers Association and Ambassador for the national Volunteer Firefighter Council. Her passion for the fire service is undeniable. CDFPC/IFSAC certifications: Firefighter 1, 2: Hazmat Operations: Fire Instructor 1: 1403 Live Burn Instructor: Fire Officer 1 and 2. She is currently working on Instructor 2. She is also a Wild Land Firefighter ll , mitigation specialist, S270 Air ops as well other wild land certifications.
Her "other" job (besides wife and mom) is the owner of a home based travel agency.
***CDFPC - COLORADO DIVISION OF FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Firefighter Calhoun has 26 years with Hot Sulphur Fire. Her favorite thing to do is fight wild land fires. She is a mom and wife. She holds Colorado Division of Fire Certification in Emergency First Responder. She is also a Wildland Firefighter II red card holder. Her passion is climbing 14'ners and her family.
Firefighter Stein came to us in mid year 2016. At the time he came to us at the age of 16, he was more driven then most his age. He does not only loves the fire service but participates in law enforcement explorer programs. He is a quick study and eager to learn everything he can. We can not wait to see what his future holds.
Reserve Captain Dixon...What can we say about Bill Dixon. He is on his 51st year with our department. He has forgotten more then the rest of us even know about the fire service. He retired in 2015, but never really hung up his bunker coat. Along with his wife Carolyn, they donated the funds to replace the old station building in Parshall. Station 2 is officially the Ellison/Dixon Station. After Lt. Babcock stepped down to go full time at another department, Dixon asked for his pager back and stepped right back in to responding.
Firefighter Chris Conger Chris spent comes to us with 2 1/2 years of past firefighter experience from many years ago. He is a a great person to have on the crew. He has a beautiful wife and 2 amazing kids. He is currently certified CDFPC/IFSAC FF 1/Hazmat ops. He holds Wild land FF2 and ice rescue.
Firefighter Emily Keane, aka Mz.Hap Emily joined our fire department and brings such a great vibe to the house. She did move away due to her husbands job however we are lucky that she comes back in the summers to work with us. She holds CDFPC/IFSAC Firefighter 1, Hazmat Ops/Awareness and Wildland FF 2. Her profession is as a school teacher.
Firefighter Travis Wood: Joined October 2018 CDFPC/IFSAC certifications of Firefighter 1/Hazmat Ops. He also holds wild land Firefighter II and is Ice rescue certified . He responds out of the Parshall Station as part of the Parshall Engine Company with Captain Dixon. He is a rancher, father and husband.
Probationary Firefighter Trevor Corbin: Joined December 2018 Trevor holds Wildland FF 2. He holds his Ice Rescue certification. He has 2 years to achieve Colorado State Firefighter 1 certification to get off of probationary status. Him and his wife just welcomed their first child into the world. Welcome Savannah :-)