Taylor is a full time wildland firefighter for the Colorado State Forest Service. He started working with the state in January of 2009. He was with Berthoud Fire as a volunteer for about 5 years. He joined Lyons Fire Protection District to be a part of a true volunteer fire department. Berthoud Fire has gone to a career department and Taylor wanted to give back to the community by continuing to be a volunteer firefighter. He is a Colorado native, born in Boulder. He likes to participate in Martial Arts and in the summer, when Taylor is not on a fire dispatch, he can be found fishing with his wife, Melanie!
Dustin Easley has lived in Lyons since 2002, where he graduated from Lyons Middle/Senior High. He works year-round on the mitigation crew helping to reduce the potential fire danger within the fire district. In his free time, he enjoys tubing, fishing, target shooting, snowboarding, camping and pretty much anything that keeps him outdoors. Dustin also aids in the training of new firefighters, as he is very familiar with the LFPD district and policies.
Dustin takes a breather after extinguishing a grass fire.
Dustin enjoys all aspects of training, such as this low angle rescue training off Highway 36.
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.
Michael Priess was born in Michigan, grew up in Illinois and now lives in Lyons, Colorado. He moved here from Boulder in 2001. Michael is married and has a son, who he enjoys skiing with during the winter. The rest of the year, Michael and his family travels when they can. He also enjoys biking, reading, history, aviation, transportation, as well as a variety of other things. When Michael is not working at the Lyons Fire Protection District, he is a data base administrator for a large insurance company based in Illinois. He has been a member of the Lyons Fire Protection District since July of 2001 and also serves on the Pension Board for the association.
Mike Priess oversees some new recruits with vehicle rescue training
Mike Priess, center, makes sure the HazMat Decon Team has a water supply to decontaminate firefighters after a barn full of chemicals caught fire.
David Roth has lived on the front range of Colorado since 1988 while he was attending Colorado State University working on his graduate degree in chemistry. He moved to Lyons in 1994 and joined LFPD in 1998. He currently works at the US Geological Survey as a research chemist. He is married with 3 children. David enjoys hunting and fishing as well as hiking and rafting with his family and friends. He takes pleasure in the work he does but find volunteering on the fire department and giving back to the community especially rewarding.