Fire Chief Gerry Lamansky
Kiowa Fire Protection District
Chief Lamansky, began his Fire Service career over 30 years ago. A Denver paramedic from 1983-1990 he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Colorado in 1985. From 1990-2010, he was with the Federal Heights Fire Department, north of Denver, where he served as its Captain from 2000-2010. In addition he coordinated the Firefighter Academy at Red Rocks Community College from 1998-2007.
After a brief stint with the Department of Homeland Security, he returned to the fire service as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Kiowa Fire Protection District in November, 2010. An Elizabeth, CO resident since 2004, Chief Lamansky and his family moved to Kiowa in 2011.
His varied experience, ranging from a fully paid fire department to a half-paid, half-volunteer staff has served him well as he takes on the Chief’s position of a mostly volunteer department. His current Colorado State certifications are Fire Officer II, Paramedic, Fire Instructor I, Hazardous Materials Operations, Public School Inspector. Other certifications include International Code Council Fire Inspector and American Heart CPR / First Aid Instructor.