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Wildland Fire Management

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The objective of wildfire management is protecting people, property, and the environment


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The DFPC Fire Management Zones are based on the State All-Hazard Regions, with certain exceptions. 
The Division currently has an authorized strength of 9 Regional Fire Management Officers (FMO) to cover the State’s 9 All-Hazard Regions, 
with 2 Area FMO positions serving in supervisory and backfill roles. 

In order to provide for the supervision and management of the Regional FMOs, to reduce span of control and increase the depth of available personnel to provide state level response and support of incidents, the state was divided into East and West, roughly along the Continental Divide. 

Vaughn Jones: Section Chief, Wildland Fire Management Section
Phillip Daniels: Deputy Chief, Wildland Fire Management Section

Regional Fire Management Officers (FMO)
Colorado River Region: Ryan McCulley
East Area: Paul Duarte
North East Region: Matt Branch
North Central Foothills: Danny Escobedo
North Central Plains: Travis Griffin
South/Southeast and East Area: Joe LoBiondo
South Central Region: Brenda Wasielewski 
North West Region: Sam Parsons 
San Luis Valley Region: Paul Duarte (acting)
West Region: Luke Odom
South West Region: Tanner Hutt

Please contact Matt O'Leary, Branch Chief of Logistics for questions
Report to the Governor and General Assembly on Strategies to Enhance the State's Aerial Firefighting Capabilities 




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Wildland Fire Management