Scotto Heads To The Front Range
We sadly say "Farewell" to Scotto this week as he heads to a new job with Westminster Fire on the Front Range. "Scotto has been paramount in his commitment to our Fire Prevention Bureau" says Chief Ric Ems.
Scotto first joined the District as an EMT Basic when he moved to Crested Butte in the fall of 1986. He attained his Wildland Firefighter II on March 19, 1987 and structural Firefighter I on August 17, 1989. Scotto was promoted to Lieutenant on November 16, 1996 and then Captain on December 6, 1999. On August 13, 2006, he received an AAS degree in Fire Science Technology with Honors from Red Rocks Community College. The following year he obtained his Wildland Firefighter I on June 4, 2007 and subsequently Structural Firefighter II on June 8, 2008. Scotto currently holds Colorado State certifications for Fire Inspector III-Plans Examiner, Fire Suppression System Inspector, Multipurpose Residential Inspector and Haz-Mat Operations. He is certified by the International Code Council as Fire Inspector I, II, III-Plans Examiner, Portable Fire Extinguisher Technician, Pre-Engineered Kitchen Technician and Residential Fire Sprinkler System Inspector-Plans Examiner. In addition, Scotto is a Nationally Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator. Most recently, Scotto completed the 2016 EMT Basic Class, once again earning his EMT Basic Certification.
Scotto retired from the Crested Butte Fire & EMS Volunteer Squad in March of 2008 after 22 years of service. He has been employed by the Crested Butte Fire Protection District as Fire Inspector since June 5, 2001 Although retired from the Volunteer Squad, Scotto has continued to show his support for the district volunteers, often donating his time and efforts to events such as the 4th of July Pancake Breakfast and continued as a role model at regular Thursday night Fire Trainings. So as we wish him much luck in his new position with Westminster Fire, his legacy with the Crested Butte Fire & EMS Volunteer Squad will not be forgotten. Until next time Scotto!