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Braden Roecker

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Braden Roecker also known as “Awesome” or “Da Man” is a trained good looking Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic with I.V. He has been with Lyons Fire Protection District since 2008.

He currently works for Budweiser, as a welder and in maintenance tech. He also does some side welding jobs and has customized many of the LFPD vehicles and signs.

Braden has been married since June of 2002 and has six beautiful kids. Why does he have six kids? Because he is Awesome!.

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Eric Bennet

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Eric Bennett is a husband, and father of 3.  His interests include mountain biking, running and backpacking.  When not working, volunteering or cycling you can usually find him wrenching on his Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. He feels the town of Lyons is a hidden jewel and enjoys serving on the fire department.

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[cell_text]Eric Bennett, far left, and Dustin Easley, Middle, exit the decontamination tent in their “bunny suits” after having been cleared by the Boulder County HazMat Team.[/cell_text]

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Zach Hart

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[cell_text]Zach Hart joined LFPD in September 2011. Zach was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado and is still living in Longmont. He and his wife, Stephane, built a brand new house 8 years ago and live in with their two furry dog-kids, Sadie and Charlie. Zach enjoys playing golf and Scuba diving on his free time. Zach is currently working with a construction company building houses, remodeling, and pretty much anything to keep him busy. He is proud to be a LFPD Firefighter/EMT and really loves the community of Lyons. [/cell_text]

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Gregory Schrodt

Gregory was born and raised in Springfield IL, and moved to Lyons in January of 2001. As an avid outdoorsman, he spends a lot of time biking, hiking, camping, and exploring in the Colorado mountains. Gregory joined Lyons Fire in June of 2013 and has completed EMT training, Wildland Fire certification, Swiftwater rescue, and other fire and medical related classes. Gregory works during the day at Grace Design in Lyons, which allows him to always be ready to respond to any type of emergency call that may arise in the community.

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Dzuy Than

A first generation born American to Vietnamese parents, Dzuy found his caling to the fire service while owning & operating a landscaping business after obtaining his degree in International Business.  As he enjoys climbing, snowboarding, hiking 14ers, four wheeling & traveling abroad, his cubicle internship proved it couldn’t  contain his energy for the outdoors & adventure.

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Evan Patronik

Evan grew up in the western panhandle of Maryland, spending most of his childhood exploring woods,

building treehouses, and eating paint chips. Despite the obvious detriments to his psyche from the

paint, he attended the University of Maryland where he earned his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in

Fire Protection Engineering. He slaved away for a year and a half at a design firm before he realized a

lifetime spent behind a desk was not his cup of tea and in a brazen move to pursue a life of excitement,

he moved to the US Virgin Islands. For 3 years he sailed, surfed, free dove, and adventured, earning his

Captain’s license and accruing countless stories with which he constantly attempts to regale his fellow

fire fighters, always beginning the same way, “Living in the islands!…”

After the fill of sun and fun, he returned to the mother land to be with family and then pursue the

next adventure, which ultimately became co-founding a hand-made, hollow wooden surf and stand up

paddleboard business in the sleepy town of Lyons. This lead him to the LFPD and its rag tag group of

mangy volunteers who welcomed him with open arms and plenty of sarcasm, just the way Evan likes

it. He has been with the department since February of 2013, earning his FF1 credentials along with

Wildland and Swift Water 1, 2, and Trainer certs. At the station, Evan can often be found barefoot,

shirtless, and laughing, clearly a reoccurring issue from his childhood paint chip diet. He plans on

pursuing volunteer fire fighting for the rest of his capable life, whether a career in the field becomes a

decision or not.

Evan would like to thank the LFPD and its amazing team for becoming a second home and new family.

He is proud to work alongside his fellow fire fighters, through laughter and stress, turmoil and success,

and feels honored to have been brought into such an incredible organization.

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Andrew Dutchman

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Andrew Dutchman grew up in Del Mar, California, on the coast, surfing and being a typical CA kid. Started college in 2009 with interest in firefighting as a possible career path, after spending time with a friend’s dad who was a crew chief for Cal Fires Chopper 2. Immediately began schooling in Fire Science and Emergency Management at Palomar College in San Diego. Moved to Colorado in the winter of 2013 to start EMT school and fell in love with the state. Found out I could get my first real foot in the door with firefighting by volunteering at Lyons Fire.

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Marya Washburn

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Originally from Minnesota, Marya Washburn moved to Colorado to be closer to the mountains and rivers of the Rockies. When not volunteering as a firefighter, Marya works with adjudicated youth in the northern front range. Marya has been a Wilderness First Responder and Swiftwater Rescue Tech for over a decade. She enjoys the camaraderie of the fire department and also feels that it is a great way to give back to a community. Marya is an avid outdoorswoman who has adventured all over the Americas; living as far south as Punta Arenas in Chile to as far north as the Yukon Territory of Canada.

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