News Release: State Fire Agency Selects New Section Chief
Lakewood, CO-February 18: The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) announced their selection of Michael Scott to be the next Professional Qualifications and Training Section Chief.
"We are very excited to work with Chief Scott to lead DFPC's Training Section into the future," stated DFPC Director, Mike Morgan. "We are confident that Chief Scotts' vision, experience, and expertise will ensure DFPC remains amongst the most progressive and innovative state agencies."
Section Chief Scotts' fire service career started at an early age as a junior Emergency Service Explorer, he worked his way up through the ranks as a Firefighter EMT, EMT Intermediate, and Paramedic. Raised in Oklahoma, he became a Firefighter/Paramedic Supervisor for a rural county service for several years and worked as the leader for youth programs throughout the state. After moving to Colorado, he had the opportunity to work for Denver Paramedics as a Field Training Officer for the City and County of Denver and worked in the education department teaching Paramedics Basics and Advanced Techniques. He continued to advance his fire service career at Foothills Fire Protection District and Pleasant View Fire Protection District while living on the front range. He served as an EMS Educator at Red Rocks Community College for several years and then went on to become the Chief of EMS and Training for Crested Butte Fire Protection District; he currently serves as Division Chief for Colorado River Fire Rescue.
Working in the fire service for 20 years, Chief Scott embraces EMS and Fire education and strives for exceptional and effective trainings, this is seen through the many awards he has received throughout his career. Chief Scott holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science and a Master’s Degree in Emergency Management.