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WSFR BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW FIRE CHIEF The WSFR Board of Directors has extended a …

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WSFR BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW FIRE CHIEF

The WSFR Board of Directors has extended a job offer for its Fire Chief position to finalist Kris Kazian.

Kris Kazian currently serves as the Fire Chief for the Sedona, Arizona, Fire District. He has been the fire chief of the 100-employee agency that covers 168 square miles and provides EMS transport services for 274 square miles with 5 fire stations since 2012. Sedona has a large wildland-urban interface and has a wildland team that deploys nationally. Sedona Fire District has approximately 20,000 full-time residents and 3-4 million annual visitors. WSFR covers 100 square miles with its three full-time staff stations and has approximately 85 full-time, part-time and volunteer employees as well as a wildland team. Like WSFR, Sedona is a special tax district that is governed by a publicly-elected board of directors.

Kazian has worked in the fire service for 29 years, starting his career as a firefighter/paramedic in the northern suburbs of Chicago. After 20 years of service, he retired from Countryside Fire Protection District in 2012. He worked in nearly all ranks of the agency, retiring as the deputy chief of operations.
Kazian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science, a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, and is credentialed as a Chief Fire Officer
He and his wife, Kristy, have four daughters — Kate, Emma, Lexi, and Cami. After Lexi passed away at the age of 2, they started a nonprofit organization in her honor and memory dedicated to helping children with special needs. He is currently the president of the Rotary Club of Sedona and is the President of the Lexi Kazian Foundation – Helping from Heaven, and Chairman of both the Verde Valley and Yavapai County Fire EMS Chief Associations.

“We had two very good and very qualified candidates,” WSFR Board Treasurer said.

It is anticipated that the new chief will start at WSFR in early 2019. Operations Chief Mike Blackwill has been serving in the interim Fire Chief role following the departure of the former fire chief in early 2018. “The investment you’re making in Chief Kazian is a great one,” Blackwill told the board after the announcement.

The selection process consisted of several rounds of applications, and interviews and involved all levels of WSFR staff as well as community members and leaders from Windsor and Severance.

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‘Tis the season to make a child’s Christmas special. Consider donating gifts tha…

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‘Tis the season to make a child’s Christmas special. Consider donating gifts that are new, unwrapped, and in original packaging to the #SantaCops program. Gifts will be distributed to children with families facing challenging financial circumstances. Families are referred by law enforcement agencies, Weld County schools, Weld County Probation and the Weld County Department of Human Services.

To help, drop off packages at the following locations:
✅ Windsor Town Hall, 301 Walnut St.
✅ Windsor Police Department, 200 N. 11th St.
✅ Grandview Elementary School, 1583 Grand Ave.
✅ Mountain View Elementary School, 810 3rd St.
✅ Skyview Elementary School, 1000 Stone Mountain Dr.
✅ Tozer Elementary School, 501 Oak St.
✅ Windsor Charter Academy School, 680 Academy Ct.
✅ Windsor Charter Academy School (Middle & High), 810 Automation Dr.
✅ Windsor Middle School, 900 Main St.
✅ Windsor High School, 1100 Main St.

Thanks to the Windsor Police Department for their continued support of this program.


‘Tis the season to make a child’s Christmas special. Consider donating gifts that are new, unwrapped, and in original packaging to the #SantaCops program. Gifts will be distributed to children with families facing challenging financial circumstances. Families are referred by law enforcement agencies, Weld County schools, Weld County Probation and the Weld County Department of Human Services.

To help, drop off packages at the following locations:
✅ Windsor Town Hall, 301 Walnut St.
✅ Windsor Police Department, 200 N. 11th St.
✅ Grandview Elementary School, 1583 Grand Ave.
✅ Mountain View Elementary School, 810 3rd St.
✅ Skyview Elementary School, 1000 Stone Mountain Dr.
✅ Tozer Elementary School, 501 Oak St.
✅ Windsor Charter Academy School, 680 Academy Ct.
✅ Windsor Charter Academy School (Middle & High), 810 Automation Dr.
✅ Windsor Middle School, 900 Main St.
✅ Windsor High School, 1100 Main St.

Thanks to the Windsor Police Department for their continued support of this program.

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Today WSFR welcomes 10 new reserve firefighters to our ranks and celebrates a cu…

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Today WSFR welcomes 10 new reserve firefighters to our ranks and celebrates a current firefighter’s completion of the Front Range Fire Authority Academy. New recruits graduating from the Aims Community College Fire Academy are: Josh Carson, Eric Jackson, Tanner Hedstrom, Kolton Miller, James Otteman, Keegan Petau, Brandon Ridnour, Cameron Robbins, Alex Saenz, Heath Stephenson. Graduating from the Front Range Fire Consortium Academy is Firefighter Raymond Danks. Congratulations everyone, and thanks for all the hard work to get to where you are! @ Windsor Severance Fire Rescue



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There is a strong odor of natural gas in the downtown Windsor area. Xcel has mul…

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There is a strong odor of natural gas in the downtown Windsor area. Xcel has multiple crews in town investigating.

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