Battalion Chief Troy D. Patterson joined the North Washington Fire Protection District on September 12, 1994. He was raised in the Bear Valley neighborhood, graduating from Lincoln High School and later Red Rocks Community College, where he earned Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Fire Science Technology and Fire Service Management. Troy 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 1.
Throughout his career, Troy has been involved in training, as a shift coordinator, an academy coordinator, and then as the Captain assigned to Training. He has worked his way up through the ranks of Firefighter, Engineer, Lieutenant, and Captain and currently serves as the Battalion Chief for A-shift, supervising the district’s apparatus and equipment program and special operations.
Troy is also active in the fire service community, working with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control as the chairman of the Driver Operator Committee, an instructor and certification proctor. He has proudly served on the Executive Committee of the Hot Times, Kool Cars Annual Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital and was the president of the International Fire Fighters Association- Local #2403 for several years.
With the love and support of his wife, their son, and his fire department family, he’ll continue to work towards providing the best possible service to our community…
Battalion Chief Mike Ramos has been with North Washington Fire District since 1983. Mike grew up in the neighborhood and graduated from Highland High School (Skyview). BC Ramos holds Associate degrees in Fire Science and Fire Service Management from Red Rocks Community College. He is presently. State certified as a Fire Officer I and III, Instructor I, EMT-B, Haz/Mat Ops., and an International Codes Council Fire Inspector I.
During Mike’s career he spent 15 years as a team leader with the Adams County Hazardous Materials team. He also served 14 years as the IAFF Local 2403 President. As a Company Officer, Mike was awarded a place in the PFIA “Hero’s Hall of Fame”.
Mike Ramos is presently the B-shift Battalion Chief, and serves as the Districts Communications Chief and coordinates the departments Officer Development program.
Office Phone 303.539.6807
Battalion Chief Mark Schuman has been employed by the North Washington Fire Department since 1990. He is currently the C-shift Battalion Chief, Department Training Chief and Hazardous Materials Officer, and assists with the Department’s Public Information Officer. Chief Schuman is the President of the Colorado Fire Training Officers Association and serves on the State Firefighter Certification Board. In his capacity as a State certified hazardous materials technician he is a member of the Adams/Jeffco Hazardous Materials Response Authority. In his tenure on the Haz-Mat team, Mark has served as equipment coordinator, training coordinator, operations coordinator and now a member of the Authority Board.
Chief Schuman is active in other hazardous materials organizations. He is currently a member of, and the past Chairperson of the Adams County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), a member of the Front Range Regional Haz-Mat Group, a former Director with the Rocky Mountain Hazardous Materials Association and a member and past Chair of the Urban Area Security Initiative training sub-committee.
Mark also enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. He has been an instructor in the fire service his entire career. He began by teaching CPR his rookie year and never looked back. He currently instructs in firefighter academies, EMT classes, civic groups, and conferences. He has become a recognized specialist in the area of clandestine drug lab response and travels out of state as an instructor for the OSHA Clan Lab certification classes.
Mark has been married 26 years and had two sons, aged 17 and 23. His youngest son has Cerebral Palsy and Mark in active in his schooling and various therapies. In addition, Mark is involved with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Pegasus Program, and Special Olympics.
Office Phone- 303.539.6808
Dave Baldwin has been with North Washington Fire since 1998. His interest in Emergency Services began at the young age of five, following a serious family auto accident. This interest continued through Boy Scouts (CPR, First-Aid, and Survival Skills); Rocky Mountain Rescue – CU Boulder (Technical Rescue); Broomfield Emergency Ambulance Services (EMT); REED Ambulances, Inc. (EMT-I); Denver Health Paramedics (Paramedic / Field Instructor); and North Washington Fire (Firefighter / Paramedic).
EMS Chief Baldwin is a graduate of St. Anthony’s Paramedic School (Dr. Gordon, R.I.P.); North Washington Fire Academy (Go Alpha Dogs); and George Washington University (B.S. in Health Sciences / Emergency Management). He has also been designated as a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) by the Commission on Professional Credentialing and is completing the final year of his Executive Fire Officer (EFO) program at the National Fire Academy.
Chief Baldwin is active throughout the EMS Community as Vice Chair of the Adams County EMS Council, Council Member on the Mile-High RETAC, and Director of the S.M.A.R.T. Program (a project developed in Adams County to teach CPR and First-Aid to Health and P.E. students).
Office Phone- 303.539.6809
Greg Preston has been with the North Washington Fire Department since 1997. He started his career as a Firefighter/EMT, became a Fire Medic in 2001. His interest in Fire codes started when NWFD hosted Uniform Fire Code prep class. He began his code enforcement career after obtaining his certificate with the City of Fort Morgan in 1999 as the part time Fire Marshal. He continued with this position until his promotion with North Washington Fire. Greg was a volunteer firefighter with Fort Morgan Volunteer Fire Dept. for 23 years, and has actively been involved with Public Education since that time. To him, education of children in fire prevention is the most important aspect of the fire service.
Greg holds certificates that include, ICC Fire Inspector II, CO Division of Fire Safety, Public School Fire Safety Program Fire Inspector III, CO Division of Fire Safety Fire Suppression System Inspector, Fire Officer 1, Haz-mat Operations, Driver Operator Pumper, EMT-Paramedic, Juvenile Firesetter, Car seat Technician. He has an Associate Degree in Graphic Technology from Aims Community College. Greg has 3 children, Nick, Megan, Eric. 2 Grandchildren, 3 step children and 5 step grandchildren. Greg and Karen have been married for 4 ½ yrs.
Office Phone 303.539.6805