Byers Fire Command Staff

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Mike Disher

Chief

Chief Disher has been with Byers Fire since 2006. Chief Disher has served as a member, Fire Captain and Chief of Byers Fire. Chief Disher is a certified EMT-IV, Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazmat Technician, Fire Instructor I, State of Colorado Division of Fire Proctor, State of Colorado Division of Fire Live Fire Proctor, Driver/Operator, Driver/Operator Proctor, ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300, ICS 700, and ICS 800 certified.

Karen Williams

Battalion Chief

Battalion Chief Williams started her career as a cadet in 2012. Currently serving as a Battalion Chief and the EMS Coordinator of Byers Fire, Chief Williams handles all EMS matters for the department. Chief Williams has also served as the secretary, a Lieutenant and the EMS Captain of Byers Fire. Battalion Chief Williams is a certified Paramedic, Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazmat Operations, Fire Instructor I, State of Colorado Division of Fire Proctor, ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300, ICS 700, and ICS 800 certified. Battalion Williams is currently working on her Bachelors of Emergency Systems Management at Metro State University. Battalion Williams currently also works as a Paramedic for Rapid Response Paramedic Services (a sports-based event medical company). When not working, Battalion Williams enjoys playing with her two dogs, Xena and K-9, or hiking, kayaking and snowshoeing.

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Dillon Sketers

Captain

Captain Sketers is currently serving as the Fire Captain. Captain Sketers is a ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300, ICS 700, and ICS 800 certified. Captain Sketers enjoys playing with his daughter, hunting, fishing and relaxing on his boat.

Josh Nowak

Captain

Captain Nowak has been with Byers Fire since 2015, and is currently serving as a Captain with Byers Fire and a Cadre representative for the East Metro Training Consortium. Captian Nowak has worked with our corridor partner, Sable Altura as a Lieutenant, prior to coming to Byers. Captain Nowak is an EMT-IV, Firefighter I, Hazmat Operations, Colorado State Division of Fire Proctor, S-130, S-190, L-180 Red Card, ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, and ICS 800.

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Sjon Clemons

Lieutenant

Lieutenant Clemons has been with Byers Fire since 2017, and is currently serving as a Lieutenant with Byers Fire, overseeing the Station 71.  Lieutenant Clemons is an EMT-IV and holds his ICS 100, ICS 200, and ICS 700 certifications. 

John Dillingham

Lieutenant

Lieutenant Dillingham has been with Byers Fire since 2015, and is currently serving as a Lieutenant with Byers Fire overseeing fire operations, apparatus training, and building maintenance.  Lieutenant Dillingham is an EMT-IV, Firefighter I, Hazmat Operations, ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700 and ICS 800. Lieutenant Dillingham currently works for Strasburg Fire part-time and owns his own construction-remodeling company with his wife. 

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Colby Pappel

Lieutenant

Lieutenant Pappel has been with Byers Fire since 2019, and is currently serving as a Lieutenant with Byers Fire overseeing technology and scheduling.

Tanisha Anderson 

Tanisha Anderson has been with Byers Fire since 2021 and is currently serving as a part-time paid staff. She oversees all social media (Facebook, Instagram) and runs the Byers Fire website. Tanisha is going through academy working towards getting her Firefighter I and Hazmat Operations. She is an EMT-IV,  ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, ICS 800 and has her red card in Wildland Firefighting. She also works for UCHealth in the Burn Unit. When she isn't working she loves playing soccer, exploring new places in the mountains, loves paddle boarding and goes hunting every year with her family. 

 

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Kaley Dillingham

Kaley Dillingham has been with Byers Fire since 2020 and is currently serving as secretary. Kaley also works full time as a licensed stock broker. Kaley is an EMT-IV, Firefighter I, Firefighter II, HAZMAT ops, HAZMAT awareness, and Fire Proctor. On her days off, she loves spending time with her family, and her farm animals.

Emma Fischer

Emma Fischer has been with Byers Fire since 2020 and is currently serving as full time C shift lead, scheduling, and secretary. Emma also works part-time with Strasburg Fire. Emma is an EMT-IV, working towards getting her Firefighter 1, ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, ICS 800, Car Seat Tech and has her red card in Wildland Firefighting. On her days off, she loves spending time with her daughter. 

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Autumn Bright

Autumn Bright has been with Byers since 2019 and

currently serves as one of the part-time paid staff.

Autumn is an EMT-IV, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Operations and State of Colorado Fire Proctor.

When off duty she works at her second job as a tattoo artist or spending time with her family. She has five wonderful kids that keep her very busy. She enjoys singing, gardening, crocheting and any activities that have to do with Halloween regardless of the time of year!

 

 

Ashtin Kerns

Ashtin Kerns has been with Byers Fire since 2019 and is currently serving as a part-time paid staff member. Ashtin started her career in the cadet program the summer before her junior year of high school. Before she graduated high school she completed her EMT Certification as a senior. Ashtin is an EMT-IV, Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials Operations, Type 1 Wildland Firefighter Squad Boss, State of Colorado Fire Proctor, ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, and ICS 800. When she isn’t working, she enjoys going on adventures, paddleboarding, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

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Board of Directors

Serving the community of Byers by providing financial oversight and guiding district policies, the Board of Directors is a group of individuals who donate their time to the District. The Board consists of a Chairman, a Vice Chair, Secretary-Treasurer, and two Board Members. 


The Board of Directors meet the 2nd Monday of every month at 630pm. 

To contact the Board of Directors Secretary, please call (303)-822-5208 or email admin@byersfire.org

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R. James Shelley

Chairman of the Board

Chairman Shelley has been a member of Byers Fire since 2000, first beginning with Byers as a volunteer, serving 11 years and obtaining his Fire I. He was heavily involved and the founder of Byers' Fire Prevention program and has served on the Board of Directors since 2004.

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Shawn Palmer

Vice Chair of the Board

Shawn Palmer is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of the Board.

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Grant May

Member of the Board

Grant is currently serving as a member of the board.

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Dale Ness

Member of the Board

Member Ness has been a member of the board since 2012.

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Michael Nail

Member of the Board

Member Nail joined the board in 2020.