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Kate Dirr

Position: Div Chief

Kate Dirr

EMS Division Chief

Div. Chief Dirr attended Longmont United Hospital’s EMT training program in 1995. She became further involved with Nederland Fire attending the Boulder County Structure Fire Academy in 1997. Dirr further progressed in the department attending various wildland classes where she displayed significant aptitude. D.C. Dirr has functioned as Division Supervisor on several significant wildland fires within Boulder County. During Chief Udo Sille’s tenure she was one of the first female members promoted to the Lieutenant position, and served the District as training officer for nearly three years. While reporting to Chief Sille she was appointed to and continues to serve on the Boulder County Multi-Agency Fire Investigation Team (MAFIT). She earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Metro State University in 1997 and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Regis University in 2001. Following her graduation from nursing schools she began work as an emergency room nurse at a Level I trauma facility in the Denver/Metro area. In 2004 she attended a R.N. to paramedic bridge course, earning her certification and becoming the District’s second paramedic.  Her involvement with Nederland Fire has become somewhat limited due to balancing the needs of the expanding Dirr family, however she continues to contribute to the department with a well balanced knowledge of structure fire, wildland fire and EMS.  D.C. Dirr’s knowledge of pre-hospital and hospital emergency cares is extensive. As a Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) and Emergency Nurse Provider Course (ENPC) instructor she brings great depth to the continuing medical education and medical chart quality improvement process that she provides to the Department.