Local fire officer honored for dedication and committment
By Summit Voice
BRECKENRIDGE — Red, White & Blue Fire District Captain Ryan Roberts was recognized last week for achieving “Fire Officer” designation at the International Association of Fire Chiefs conference in Atlanta.
In a room packed with about 350 fire chiefs from around the world, Captain Roberts and four other officers from Colorado were praised by the Center for Public Safety Excellence for their dedication to their profession and the people they serve. CPSE is a non-profit organization that helps local public safety agencies around the world streamline and improve the services they provide their communities.
“We are extremely proud of Captain Roberts,” said Fire Chief Lori Miller. “He has achieved the gold standard for fire officers, demonstrating his commitment to continued career improvement and development,” she said.
Captain Roberts is one of 68 Fire Officer designees nationwide, and one of only five in Colorado. The other four are from Elizabeth, West Metro, Eagle River and Castle Rock Fire Districts.
Originally from Iowa, Captain Roberts has been in the fire service most of his life and follows a long family tradition. He has been with Red, White & Blue Fire DIstrict for 10 years and lives in Breckenridge with his wife, Kelsey and young daughter.