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Academy Staff : ARFF Academy

  Academy Staff

DOUG MANGELS, Technician
Photo of Denver Fire Fighter Doug is a 30-year veteran of the Denver Fire Department; he is IFSAC, FFI, FFII, Hazmat Technician, ARFF, and EMT-B certified. Doug is an accomplished speaker, trainer, and international instructor, certified through IFSAC, AAAE, and CMCB. Educated at Metropolitan State College in Denver, Doug brings over three decades of firefighting experience and training curriculum development in ARFF, structural firefighting and hazardous materials response to one of the nation's premier ARFF training facilities.
BOB WERNER, Technician
Robert is state IFSAC certified FF1, FF2, Hazmat Tech, ARFF, Fire Instructor 1, and EMT-B.
MIKE BENTON, Captain
Mike has more than 20 years experience as a firefighter. He has held the positions of engineer, lieutenant and captain. Mike is responsible for DIA's Dangerous Goods Vehicle (Hazmat). He is state certified FF1, FF2, Hazmat Tech, EMT-B, and fire service instructor.
GREG BREWER, Hazmat Technician
Greg is a technician on the Dangerous Goods Rapid Response Team, is state IFSAC certified FF1, FF2, Hazmat Tech and fire service instructor. Greg holds a B. S. in Physics and M. S. in Electrical Engineering.
RICH DREILING, Hazmat Technician
Rich is assigned to the heavy rescue truck and is an IFSAC certified FF1, FF2, Hazmat Tech and EMT-B.
JEROME FLEMING, Hazmat Technician
Jerome is a 20-plus year veteran of the Denver Fire Department.  He worked as a training officer at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy and is an IFSAC certified instructor.
CRAIG HOPP, Engineer
Photo of Denver Fire Fighter Craig joined the Denver Fire Department on April 1, 1993. He was promoted to the Rank of Engineer August 1, 2000 and is currently the Engineer of Red 5 at ARFF Station 3 at DEN.
RANDALL KEMP, Hazmat Technician
Randall is assigned to ARFF-1 at DEN.  He is an IFSAC FF1, FF2, and Fire Service Instructor, NFPA ARFF Firefighter, and C State EMT-B and CMCB Instructor/Evaluator.  Randall has experience not only as an Airport Operations supervisor, but he is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor and holds a Commercial Pilots License.
JUSTIN MATEKOVIC, Heavy Rescue
Justin is a 15-year veteran firefighter/paramedic and has served as an Arson Investigator, Haz-Mat Technician, Training Coordinator, and Technical Rescue Technician. A professional member of the National Speakers Association, Justin is an accomplished speaker and trainer and holds over a dozen Technician and Instructor level certifications. He holds associates degrees in Fire Science and Emergency Medicine-Paramedic and is wrapping up a Bachelors Program in Aviation Emergency Management. Currently serving at Denver International Airport on the Dangerous Goods Response strike team, Justin brings over 19 years of combined speaking, training, and curriculum development experience to the nation's premier ARFF training facility.
SID POWELL, Hazmat Technician
Sid is a 25-year veteran of the Denver Fire Department (DFD). As a former DFD Arson Investigator, Sid has been certified as a Fire Investigator, in addition to a Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Instructor, and EMT-B. During the course of his career he has continued to take advantage of educational opportunities and has received certificates through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation in bomb and WMD investigations. Sid has also attended IRTB (Incident Response to Terrorist Bombing) Instructor classes through the Department of Homeland Security. As a CMCB and IFSAC certified instructor, Sid has taught numerous courses to hundreds of students at the DFD/DEN ARFF Training Academy and other training venues. Sid is also a strong believer in giving back to the community by participating in both the summer and winter camps of DFD Burn Foundation Program and the development of the Denver Fire Department Juvenile Fire Setter Program.
SCOTT STEVENSON, Lieutenant
Photo of Denver Fire Fighter Lieutenant Scott Stevenson is a 23-year veteran of the Denver Fire Department (DFD). For the past 7 years he has been assigned to DFD Station 31 at Denver International Airport as a company officer and Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter. In addition, he has been a Colorado Metropolitan Certification Board (CMCB) adjunct instructor at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy and a 7 year veteran of the DFD Hazardous Materials Response Team where he served as a Hazardous Materials Technician. He is certificated as a CMCB Fire Service Instructor 1, State of Colorado EMT-B, IFSAC FF1 and FF2, Hazardous Materials OPS, and Airport Firefighter. Scott has recently been added to the roster of adjuncts at the DFD/DEN ARFF Training Academy.