Capt. Kociemba-Benson has been involved with mountain area emergency services since 2009 when he joined Rocky Mountain Rescue Group as a college student at CU Boulder. He has held career fire service positions in a wide variety of departments throughout Colorado, holding the rank of Firefighter, Paramedic, and EMS Field Trainer. In addition to his fire service career, Kyle spent 8 years serving as a mountain rescuer and professional ski patroller. Kyle joined the Nederland Fire Protection District as a Fire Captain/Paramedic in May of 2021.