Chief Rob Jones

Colorado River Rescue Fire


 Biography  Coming


Rachael Nelson

Ret. Firefighter/paramedic


Rachael has been involved in emergency services for just about 30 years now, and has continued involvement in these fields through other supporting roles.  Rachael has much to offer in the way of diversity of experience through her work as a firefighter, paramedic, victims' advocate, and adult educator.  

She worked as the clerk for a volunteer fire department for a number of years, as well as a volunteer firefighter and a paid paramedic. She was a Victims' Advocate for The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office she helped many victims over the years and was deeply involved in the Columbine Tragedy.   She taught EMT's and AEMT's for Red Rocks Community College since 2007, as well as proctoring the NREMT examines. 

Rachael has held leadership roles in a number of organizations with which she has been involved. She is honored to serve as a member and as the administrator for The Colorado Fallen Firefighter Response Team, and is extremely excited to be working with this very important group.

Rachael lives in Lakewood, Colorado with her husband who is a career firefighter; she enjoys working with her horses and others while she builds her business,  as well as many other interests.



Matt Scheer

HR Lake Dillon Fire

PSOB specialist

Matt Scheer is a native of Colorado who was born and raised in El Paso County. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Superior with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

In addition to working as a volunteer for  the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation LAST, Matt also holds the position of Human Resources Manager for Lake Dillon Fire Protection District. Prior to working in Fire Service Administration, he was a Generalist for seven years with Summit County Government, and has received recognition from the Board of County Commissioners for the performance of duties above and beyond his job responsibilities.

Matt has lived in Breckenridge, Colorado since 1997. His personal and professional ambitions will always include the people and places of the great state of Colorado.



Oren Bersagel-Briese

Lt. Castle Rock Fire


Oren Bersagel-Briese has been in the fire service since joining a volunteer company in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1994. In 1999, Oren followed his passion and moved to Colorado, accepting a position with the Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department. He currently is an Engineer, assigned to the ladder truck at Station 155. Oren also enjoys teaching a wide variety of subjects, including engine company operations, truck company operations, firefighter survival, and RIT.

Oren lives in Castle Rock with his wife, son and daughter, and enjoys skiing, music, hiking, and photography.

While serving in the Logistics area of the L.A.S.T team, Oren is looking forward to assisting departments and families ensure that their loved one is honored in the appropriate ways.



Brad Nelson

Firefighter/Paramedic -  West Metro Fire Rescue


Brad Nelson has been in the fire service since 1992 when he joined an area volunteer fire department.  Brad fulfilled his dream of working for his home fire department when he was hired in 1995 by West Metro Fire Rescue in Lakewood, Colorado.  He is currently a Paramedic /firefighter Field Instructor for West Metro, he was a member of the Colorado Task Force One, FEMA's search and rescue organization. Brad also serves as a Engine Boss, as well as a communication tech for the West Metro's wildland team. He has traveled all over the nation fighting wildfires. Brad has taught EMT and AEMT for Red Rocks Community College for a number of years now.

Brad lives in Lakewood Colorado with his wife, four kids and three grandchildren. He enjoys being a ham radio operator, and working on all kinds of electronics.



Micki Trost

Strategic Communication Director

Colorado Division of Homeland Security and emergency Management