2015 Committee Members:
County Commissioner Dan Gibbs, Summit County (EFF Committee Chair)
County Commissioner Marc Dettenrieder, Teller County
Sheriff Rick Albers, Clear Creek County
Fire Chief Jeff Berino began his fire service work while working on his Degree in Business Management in the late 70's. While in school, he worked on a seasonal wildland fire hand crew and a local volunteer ambulance service. After graduating he began volunteering at the (former) Frisco Fire Protection District which is now part of the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District. Chief Berino worked himself up through the ranks for 36 years and is now Chief of the career agency. During that time he earned a second college degree in Fire Science.
Chief Berino has always had a passion for the wildfire arena in the fire service, serving as vice-chair and chairman for the Wildland Fire Section for the Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association. He is an incident commander for the Upper Colorado River Wildland Incident Management Team as well as an incident commander for the Northwest Colorado Incident Management Team.
County Commissioner Cindy Dozier, Hinsdale County
Cindy Dozier was born in Virginia and received her bachelors degree
2nd term Hinsdale County Commissioner.
from Arizona State University. She is a
Chief Mark Miller, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority (EFF Committee Vice Chair)
Fire Chief Mark Miller started his fire service career with Loveland Fire and Rescue Department in October of 1979. He spent 25 years with the organization, working his way through the ranks to the position of Fire Chief. Chief Miller left Loveland in 2005 as a way of stepping outside his comfort zone to challenge himself personally as well as professionally, and accepted a position as Fire Chief with Hartford Fire Department in Hartford, Vermont. He spent nearly three years with Hartford and was fortunate to be involved in several unique opportunities including; travel to Macedonia as part of an emergency preparedness exchange mission; elected to serve as the Vermont Director of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs; and was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Vermont Statewide Interoperability group.
Missing his western roots, Chief Miller left Hartford in 2008 to accept a position as Fire Chief with Vail Fire and Emergency Services in Vail, CO. He spent nearly seven years in Vail enjoying the resort lifestyle as well as the challenges of living and working in the wild land urban interface. Chief Miller was afforded the rare opportunity to return to the department where he initially started his career, and accepted the position of Fire Chief with Loveland Fire Rescue Authority (LFRA) on November 10, 2014.