Reserve Captain Bill Dixon ~ Serving since 1965

What can we say about Captain Dixon? He has been serving this department for 58 years. His passion for this department is undeniable. He retired in 2015 but never really hung up his bunker boots. After Lt Babacock stepped down to take a fulltime firefighter job in a another state, Dixon stepped right back in at the Parshall Station. His wife Carolyn and himself donated the funds to replace and build station 2 in Parshall. It is officially the Ellison Dixon Station.

  • S130/190
  • CPR/First Aid/AED


Hot Sulphur Springs- Parshall Fire Protection District

Fire Cadet Sandifer ~ Serving since 2022

Cadet Sandifer use to come to our fire house all the time as a little kid. He always talked about how he wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up. When he finally turned 16, he signed up for our cadet program. We look forward to watching him grow, overcome his fears and become a student of the craft. He will be eligible to obtain Firefighter 1 when he turns 18. He is looking forward to that day and also obtaining his EMT certification.

Captain Martin, (aka Bam Bam)~ Serving since 2010

Cap grew up in Craig Colorado. He did a stint as a cadet firefighter in Craig at age 16. He holds certifications in:

  • Fire Fighter 1 & 2
  • Hazmat Operations
  • Driver/Operator
  • Ice Rescue
  • S130/190
  • S231 Engine Boss
  • CPR/First Aid/AED for !st Responders

His regular job is at the Henderson Mill. He also serves on the MERT team there. He is a husband and father of 2 who enjoys his kids, family time, trap shooting and snowmobiling.



Fire Cadet Hicks ~ Serving since 2023

Hicks came to us via his stepdad, Firefighter Conger. He is currently in High School and set to graduate early. We are not sure how long we will have him once he graduates but we are happy he is here with us.

FireFighter Conger ~ Serving since 2018

Conger was a volunteer firefighter for a couple of years at East Grand many moons ago. He came to us after moving into our district. His certifications are:

  • Firefighter 1 & 2
  • Hazmat Operations
  • S130/190
  • S131 Trainee (Firefighter Type 1)
  • S219 (Firing Operations)
  • Ice Rescue
  • CPR/AED/First aid

Conger is a husband and father of 2. He enjoys family time on the boat in the summer, cruises and snowmobiling. He is a HVAC technician.


FireFighter Calhoun ~ Serving since 1992

Calhoun grew up in the Hotchkiss area. Her favorite thing to do is fight Wildland Fires. She is a wife, mom and grandma. Her hobbies are hanging out with her kids and grandkids and hiking 14's

Her certifications are:

  • S130/190
  • S131
  • Emergency Medical Responder

Lieutenant Russell ~ Serving since 2011

LT. grew up in Morrison, Colorado. She serves as our Training Officer as well as a member of the GCTOA (Grand County Training Officers  and CFTOA (Colorado Fire Training Officers Association). She serves the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control as a Regional Proctor for the state. She holds the following certifications:

  • Firefighter 1 & 2
  • Hazmat Operations
  • Fire Instructor 1
  • 1403 Live Fire Instructor
  • Fire Officer
  • S131 (Wildland Firefighter type 1)
  • S130/190  S270  (Air Operations)
  • S219  (Firing Operations)  S290 (Advanced Fire Weather)
  • ENGB-T (Engine Boss trainee)
  • Emergency Medical Responder / CPR /First Aid/ AED Instructor

LT loves motorcycle camping trips, her dogs, spending time in nature and travel with her husband. She runs her own travel agency and has been a travel agent for over 20 years


FireFighter Wood ~ Serving since 2018

Wood came to us during a wildland fire near his home. He was assisting the crew and we talked him into joining. We love having him in on our crew. His certificiations are:

  • Firefighter 1 & 2
  • Hazmat Operations
  • Ice Rescue
  • S130/190
  • S131 Trainee (Firefighter type 1)
  • S219 (Firing  Operations)

He responds out of Station 2 (Parshall with Capt. Dixon) He is a husband and father of 2. His wife helps him runs his family cattle ranch, The Wood Cattle Company as well as coaching kids wrestling and football teams. He works for Grand county road and Bridge.


Fire Chief Baumgarten ~ Serving since 2010

Chief is a full time employee

Originally from Michigan before coming to Colorado.  He holds the following certifications:

  • Firefighter 1 & 2
  • Hazmat Operations
  • Hazmat Technician
  • Fire Officer 1
  • Fire Instructor 1
  • Driver/Operator
  • S130/190
  • S131 (FFT1)
  • S212 (Sawyer)
  • S231 (Engine Boss)
  • DFPC State Proctor
  • Ice Rescue
  • EMTB

Chief Baumgarten loves the fire service. The crew refers to him as "the working Chief". He leads by example from the front. He is also a ASE certified diesel mechanic as well as a certified Emergency Apparatus tech. His hobbies are motorcycle riding, camping, fishing and hiking the great outdoors. He is a husband, father of 2 sons and dog dad to Loki and Leonitus.