West Metro Fire Rescue Command Staff

Don Lombardi, Fire Chief

Contact: (303) 989-4307
      Fire Chief Don Lombardi is in his 26th year of professional fire service with the West Metro Fire Protection District. West Metro is one of the largest fire districts and EMS providers in the state of Colorado, serving a population of nearly 280,000 citizens, covering 108 square miles. Chief Lombardi is responsible for all facets of life safety, suppression, and emergency medical response activities of the West Metro Fire Protection District.
    Prior to joining West Metro in 1991, Chief Lombardi was a K-12 physical education instructor and varsity coach with Denver Public Schools. He has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University, a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Colorado, his K-12 teaching degree with an emphasis in coaching, and is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program with the National Fire Academy.
    Chief Lombardi is the sponsoring agency chief for CO-TF1, FEMA Urban Search and Rescue. He co-authored the Colorado Firefighters Heart and Cancer Benefit legislation and is chairman of the Colorado Firefighters Heart and Cancer Benefit Trust. He serves as an alternate board member for the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, is a member of the executive board of the Colorado State Fire Chiefs, is on the board of directors of the Colorado Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and is past president of the Metro Denver Fire Chiefs’ Association. 
    Chief Lombardi is a member of the Benevolent Fraternal Order of Elks, is on the community relations board for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and is a graduate of Leadership Jefferson County.

Scott Rogers, Deputy Chief of Operations

Contact: (303) 989-4307
     Scott Rogers has been Deputy Chief of Operations for West Metro Fire Rescue since November of 2011. He is responsible for managing all operational aspects of the district, including the district budget, uniformed personnel and equipment. 
     He directly supervises nine District Chiefs and oversees all special teams, handling the day to day operations of the district.
     He is one of only three fourth-generation firefighters in the state of Colorado. He started his career as a private ambulance paramedic in Golden in 1986 and then was a firefighter/paramedic for Cunningham Fire District from 1989 to 1991. 
Mark Krapf, Deputy Chief of Administration 
Contact: (303) 989-4307
     Mark Krapf is the Deputy Chief of Administration for West Metro Fire Rescue. He oversees Human Resources, Information Technology, Fleet Services and Communications Division directors and division chiefs. 
     He began his fire service in 1982 as a firefighter/paramedic with the Peotone Fire Protection District in Peotone, Illinois. In 1987, Mark became a member of the Lakewood Fire Department and then West Metro Fire Rescue as Lakewood consolidated with the Bancroft Fire Protection District.
     Chief Krapf has a Bachelor's in Fire Service Management. 

Bruce Kral, Deputy Chief of Life Safety/Fire Marshal
Contact: (303) 989-4307
     Bruce Kral is the Deputy Chief of Life Safety and Fire Marshal for West Metro Fire Rescue. In this position, he oversees the enforcement of the International Fire Code, the plan review process for all new construction projects in the fire district and the investigation into all fire-related incidents. 
     Deputy Chief Kral has been with West Metro since 1985.
     He was a founding member of the Colorado Homeland Security North Central Region Board and the Denver Urban Area Security Initiative. 
      Kral has an associate's degree in Fire Science, a bachelor's degree in Fire Administration and is a Colorado state certified paramedic. 
     He is a member of the Fire Marshal's Association of Colorado, the Colorado State Fire Protection Association and the National Fire Protection Association.