Jerry Means

Chief Investigator

Jerry Means was appointed Chief of Investigations in July of 2019. He grew up in Canon City and became a certified fire investigator in 1992. Along the way, Jerry was a Captain at Rocky Flats Fire Department, was employed at the Colorado  Bureau of Investigations for 20 years, and then moved on to the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. Jerry has been a certified K-9 handler for 20 years and is the President and Curator of the National Fire Dog Monument in Washington D.C. He has been honored as the Colorado Fire Investigator of the year twice, honored as the Colorado Police Officer of the Year, and is also a National Ambassador to the American Humane Association.

Whitney Even

Deputy Fire Marshal

Whitney Even was appointed Fire Inspector on September 23, 2019. She started her fire career as a volunteer in 2011. Soon after, Whitney was hired by North Metro Fire Rescue as a Public Educator. She then started her Fire Inspection career with Aurora Fire Department, and then went to become Fire Marshal at Brighton Fire Department. Whitney was born and raised in Westminster and received her associates degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University.

Matt Morgan

Fire Inspector

Matt Morgan was appointed as Fire Inspector on March 1, 2017. He’s been with ACFR since Dec. 16, 2016. He was born and raised in the Denver metro area. He was a Sergeant for the United States Marine Corps until 1993; he began working in the fire service in 2000. He has served in various capacities including Fire Fighter and Public Education. He is certified as a Fire Inspector III, Haz/Mat Ops, NAFI Fire and Explosions Investigator, Certified ​Vehicle Fire Investigator, IAAI Fire Investigator Tech and Evidence Collector Tech.

Mai Samhouri

Fire Inspector

Mai Samhouri was hired as a Fire Inspector January 2017. She began her career in the fire service in 2012 as a volunteer firefighter. She earned an associate degree in Fire Science Technology from Pikes Peak Community College. Some of her certifications include, International Code Council Fire Inspector II, Firefighter II, Haz-Mat Operations, and EMT-IV.​

Megan Kelly

Fire Inspector

Megan Kelly was hired at Adams County Fire Rescue in March of 2019 as a Fire Inspector. She has worked in EMS for eight years. Megan is a native of Colorado and attended Holy Family High School.

Christina Marchese

Fire Prevention Administrative Assistant

Christina Marchese has been with Adams County Fire Rescue since August 1, 2016 as the Administrative Assistant for the Fire Prevention Bureau. She was born and raised in the Denver metro area. She is a proud graduate of Thornton High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Sociology from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Bianca Ciancio

Life Safety Educator

Bianca Ciancio joined Adams County Fire Rescue on January 16, 2020 as Life Safety Educator. She previously worked for Clinica Family Health Services where she provided health education and community outreach. Bianca has also worked for Westminster Public Schools in financial services and the future center helping  students and families prepare for life after high school. She received her bachelors in Business Administration from Westwood college. She is fluent in Spanish and looks forward to being a resource for our community.


Arson Dog

Riley is a Black Labrador Retriever born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Riley is a Nationally Certified Accelerant Detection K-9. He was initially trained as a Guide Dog for the sight-impaired, and later reassigned into the fire dog program Sponsored by State Farm Insurance company because of his scent drive. Riley is a National Ambassador for the American Humane Association and a celebrity judge for the American Hero Dog Awards. Riley has provided assistance with investigating several hundred fires for Adams County Fire Rescue and it’s surrounding communities.

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