The DFPC Wildland Fire Management Section is separated into four branches: Planning, Operations, Preparedness, and Logistics (Fire Apparatus and Equipment).
Rocco Snart is the Deputy Chief of Operations for the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and is currently serving as the Acting Chief of the Wildland Fire Management Section. Previously he was with Jefferson County Sheriff's Office as the Fire Management Officer. Rocco has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Management from Colorado State University. He has been in the Fire Service for nearly 25 years as both a structural (currently with Golden Fire) and a wildland firefighter. Rocco is a lifetime student of fire and enjoys the study of fire behavior.
Jane Lopez is the Deputy Chief of Wildland Fire Preparedness. Her primary responsibilities include administration of the State’s Prescribed Fire Program and the Fire Aviation Program. Jane’s duties include establishing minimum standards for the conduct of prescribed fire by state agencies and supervising the planning, implementing and participating in prescribed fire activities. Jane also serves as the Program Manager for the fire aviation program in Colorado. In this role, Jane develops the objectives, budget and agreements for the program and supervises the deployment of assigned resources.
Sergio Lopes is the Deputy Chief, Wildland Fire Equipment Logistics. His primary focus areas include oversight, direction, supervision, and management of the Federal Excess Personal Property Program (FEPP) and the Fire Equipment Shop. Sergio develops goals and objectives and prepares and manages the budget for the Fire Equipment Shop. He also supervises the Division’s mechanics specializing in maintenance and repair of military excess vehicles and the fabrication of custom wildland fire packages for the vehicles.
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