Chief Laurienti was hired with the department on May 1, 1985. His family is from the Welby area which is the name of a large portion of the area in which the North Washington Fire District protects. With that being the case he does have a long history with the department such as the first fire truck was housed in his great uncles garage, Henry Covillo. Pat’s cousin was also the former Deputy Fire Chief George Ciancio, “George has always played a key role and a huge supporter for me in my career”.
Pat is the oldest of seven children and credits his success to his father and mother Pat and Mary for teaching him a good work ethic and morals. He worked alongside his father during his childhood and on his days off as a firefighter, building custom homes clear up to his promotion as Deputy Fire Chief in 2010. In the later years he worked with both Pat and Mary on his days off, “they both always taught me to work hard to get ahead in life and my dad always said”, “if you aren’t going to do it right the first time don’t do it at all.”
Pat worked up through the ranks of Engineer, Lieutenant, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief and was recently appointed the Chief June 1, 2011. He says that it is important to serve in all capacities so that he knows what each position is all about and does not set unreachable expectations for those positions. He holds numerous State certifications and has earned several different awards from local to state organizations however he says “all of the awards and recognition are great however my greatest reward is my three kids and being there for them. The other great reward which can’t be given in a plaque or certificate is being the Fire Chief for the best group of people I could ever ask for, all of the firefighters and staff makes my life great.”
Deputy Chief Stuart Sunderland has been with North Washington Fire District since 1990. He serves as the District’s Safety/Risk Manager and Pre-Incident Plan Coordinator. DC Sunderland is certified as a Colorado EMT-B and Haz-Mat Operations, Nationally Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Internationally Accredited Fire Officer II and Fire Instructor I, and International Code Council Fire Inspector I. Previously, DC Sunderland supervised the District’s Fire Investigation Unit, and served seven years as an “on-call” investigator with the Adams County Sheriff’s Department. He has been the recipient of the “Fire Investigator of the Year Award”, presented by the Colorado Advisory Council for Arson Prevention, and the “Colorado Leadership in Fire Service Delivery Award”, presented by then Governor, Bill Owens.
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