October 2010-December 2013

Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Fire Management Program

  • Supervised the administrative section of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Fire Management Program.
  • Acted as project manager and wrote the comprehensive, 250-page Boulder County Fire Management Plan.
  • Wrote the Guide to Prescribed Fire Planning & Operations for Boulder County Fire Management.
  • Acted as the administrative Volunteer Coordinator for our volunteer firefighter program.
  • Wrote and designed the Boulder County Guide to Burning and Burn Permit Application for Boulder County’s burn permitting system; worked on development team for website design.
  • Developed communication and presentation materials, including PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, quarterly reports, and presentation booklets.
  • Conducted hiring, on-boarding, and termination of employees and volunteers.
  • Maintained the Incident Qualification System (IQS) database for 86 sheriff’s office employees.
  • Created and maintained personnel files.
  • Maintained and updated program’s SharePoint site.
  • Facilitated meetings.
  • Participated in prescribed burns and initial attack of wildland fires
  • Built and oversaw the Fire Management Medical Program and acted as Medical Officer:
    • Established medical training standards for employees.
    • Wrote a policy manual for the BCSO Fire Management Medical Program.
    • Established medical equipment inventory.
    • Built appropriate medical “jump kits” for field operations and use on fire-response vehicles.
    • Designed, planned, and conducted medical trainings.
    • Planned and implemented a multi-agency, day-long field evacuation training for firefighters seriously injured on the fire line.