Patrick Martin grew up in the sleepy little town of Pacific Palisades, California.
After high school, he moved to Ventura County where he lived and managed a
200-acre ranch and spent his days farming hay, feeding pigs and collecting eggs
to sell to the local markets in town. In July of 2013, his girlfriend dragged him all
the way to Boulder, Colorado. Patrick wasn’t too happy about the move at first.
However, an interest in firefighting and helping others lead Patrick to complete an
EMT certification class—which changed everything! Hoping to get involved with
a department, Patrick was blessed to find LFPD in February of 2014. Since joining
the department, Patrick has met and has the honor of working along side some
of the greatest (and most talented) people he has ever known. LFPD has made
Patrick an even better person, and has given him the opportunity to obtain several
certifications such as Swiftwater Rescue, Wildland Firefighter, and he is now in the
process of completing the Firefighter 1 academy, which he will finish in November
of 2014. He loves being a volunteer firefighter and he hopes to eventually make
it his full time career. Patrick loves the town of Lyons (where he now lives!) and
helping all the great people who live in it.
Allan moved to the Colorado front-range area from the flat, humid, swampy suburbs of Washington, D.C. in 2004 after finishing an undergraduate degree in Biology. It was a very good decision. After bouncing around Boulder County for about ten years, Allan joined Lyons Fire in February 2014, and moved to Lyons in July 2014. Since joining the department, Allan has earned EMT, Firefighter 1, HAZMAT Technician, Swiftwater Rescue, and Ice Rescue certifications.
Allan’s primary interests include: hitting an enormous tire with a sledge hammer, eating donuts, and walking his dog, Phoenix (AKA CHOMPA). You are also likely to see Allan on the Hall and Picture Rock trails, on a white Yeti 575 mountain bike, re-caffeinating at the Barking Dog, or eating cheeseburgers at the Fork with fellow firefighter and neighbor Gregory Schrodt.
If you see him around town, say Hi!
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.
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 great group of
volunteers who welcomed him with open arms 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.
I have lived in Colorado all my life. I grew up with 5 siblings in Monument, CO. I moved up to Boulder County 3 years ago and I am currently a Junior at the University of Colorado in Boulder studying Integrative Physiology and Psychology. I’ve wanted to be a fire fighter for as long as I can remember. I joined the department about 7 months ago. This was best decision I have ever made. I am the first person in my family to pursue fire fighting. After graduating CU, I intend to pursue a career in fire service. I love hiking, running and anything out doors.
Drew Gettel born and raised on a hog farm in Boulder County, began as a volunteer firefighter in 2009. In 2011 joined the Lyons Fire Protection District and is now a Structure, Wildland firefighter and EMT. He now works for Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control and is stationed at Lyons Fire. In his free time he enjoys going to the Mountains, fishing and four wheeling.
Jon Stambaugh started firefighting in Alpharetta GA, at the age of 21. He is starting his 4th year as a firefighter. He is Wildland certified, FF1 certified, Swift Water I certified. He enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his son.