Fire Chief Pat Laurienti has served the citizens of Adams County Fire Rescue for over 32 years; he was appointed Fire Chief June 1, 2011. His family is from the Welby area, which ACFR serves. He contributes his loyalty and work ethic to his late father, whom he worked alongside for 36 years building custom homes. Chief Laurienti worked up through the ranks, also serving as the Training Chief for 11 years. Chief Laurienti currently serves as the president of the Denver Metro Fire Chiefs Association, is a member of the Colorado State Chiefs executive board and past president of the North Area Adams County Fire Chiefs. He is also the president of the Adams County Communications Center and serves on the Adams County 911 Authority Board. 303-539-6803 * firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Chief of Planning and Prevention
Stuart Sunderland was appointed Deputy Chief in 2012. He's been with the ACFR since April 1990. He has served in various capacities, and previously held the ranks of Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain and Battalion Chief. Chief Sunderland currently oversees Fleet Services, Fire Prevention, IT, Human Resources and is the District’s Accreditation Manager.
Troy D. Patterson was appointed Operations Chief in 2019. He's been with ACFR Sept. 12, 1994. He was raised in the Bear Valley neighborhood and graduated from Lincoln High School. He holds an associate degree in Fire Science Technology and Fire Service Management from Red Rocks Community College. He is IFSAC accredited as a Fire Officer 1, Fire Instructor 1, Driver Operator Aerial, and Hazardous Materials Operations and is certified as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician and an International Code Council Fire Inspector One.
Division Chief of EMS
Dave Baldwin was appointed EMS Chief April 1, 2004. He's been with ACFR since 1998. His interest in Emergency Services began at the young age of five, following a serious family auto accident. He's a graduate of St. Anthony’s Paramedic School and holds a B.S. in Health Sciences/Emergency Management from George Washington University and a Masters of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership from Grand Canyon University. He has also been designated as a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) by the Commission on Professional Credentialing. He has completed the Executive Fire Officer (EFO) program at the National Fire Academy, and completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard.
Division Chief of Emergency Management
Mark Schuman was appointed Emergency Management Chief on Aug. 20, 2019. He's been with ACFR since 1990. He is a member, and past Chairperson, of the Adams County Local Emergency Planning Committee, and is the current co-chair of the UASI/NCR Training and Exercise Committee,, as well as a member of the Colorado Emergency Managers Association. Marks holds an A.A.S. degree in Fire Science from Red Rocks community College. He was ACFR's Training Chief for nine years, and was awarded the Colorado Fire Instructor of the Year in 2010.
Bret Williamson was appointed to Training Chief on February 1st, 2020. Bret was the Training Captain from May 2015 to his most recent promotion. Bret has been in the Fire Service since 1990 and attended Colorado Mesa University (1982-1986), studying Criminal Justice. He currently holds the IFSAC certifications of Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor III, Incident Safety Officer, and NFPA 1403 Live Fire Instructor.
Battalion Chief A-Shift
Rick Busch was appointed Battalion Chief June 1, 2019. He is a second generation firefighter. Chief Busch started his emergency service career at age 18 working with Reed Ambulance paramedic service in the Denver Metro Area. In 1993, he was hired by North Washington Fire Department and was the first EMS Coordinator that assisted in implementing their advance life support engine and fire medic ambulances. Chief Busch has an Associate Degree in Fire Science from Waldorf University.
Battalion Chief B-Shift
Clinton Garner was appointed Battalion Chief in 2014. He began his career in the fire service in 1993 as a volunteer firefighter and later a career firefighter in 1999. He was born in ACFR area, attended Western Hills Elementary, John Dewey Junior High, Mapleton High School and graduated from Skyview High School. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership.
Battalion Chief C-Shift
Clifford A. Martin was appointed Battalion Chief Jan. 1, 2018. He was one of the 13 people hired to start the med units for North Washington Fire Department on March 23, 1998. He is a graduate of Ranum High School and has an associate degree in Fire Science from Red Rocks Community College. He is state certified as an EMT basic and International Codes Council Fire Inspector. He is also IFSAC Certified as Fire Officer, Haz-mat Tech and Fire Instructor.