Jefferson County, Co. – Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink has announced the selection of West Metro Fire Rescue’s Assistant Chief Clint Fey as the new emergency manager for Jefferson County. Fey has 22-years of professional and volunteer fire service experience, including 17-years at West Metro Fire Rescue. He has served as an incident commander, chief of West Metro Rescue’s wildland team, chief of EMS & Safety and as a plans team manager for Colorado Task Force 1, a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team.
This unique partnership brings together the power of incident command, resource allocation and all-hazards management to the County’s Emergency Management Division. The Sheriff and West Metro Fire Rescue’s Fire Chief hope to create a model for the future of public safety and emergency management.
“This is a collaborative effort between the Sheriff’s Office and West Metro Fire Rescue. We will have the ability to shape the future of the county’s emergency management and streamline the process on large incidents,” said Fire Chief Lombardi.
Emergency management is responsible for coordinating multi-agency responses to natural or man made disasters in Jefferson County. A team of disaster preparedness experts works to continually evaluate potential hazards, and seeks ways to keep citizens and emergency responders prepared for disasters.
About Assistant Chief Fey’s appointment, Sheriff Mink said, “We are pleased Chief Fey will be coming on board to lead the county’s emergency management efforts. His background and experience in all-hazard emergency management and as an assistant fire chief will serve him and our community well in this position.”
Fey’s appointment to this position begins immediately.