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Marshall Cook is the FGI Plan Review and Safety Services Unit Supervisor and Life Safety Code Liaison for the Health Facilities Quality Branch of the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services (HFEMS) Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Marshall has worked for the HFEMS Division since May, 2016. His primary responsibilities are to oversee the FGI Plan Review and Safety Services Unit while also serving as the liaison between CDPHE and the Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC). DFPC provides CDPHE with Life Safety Code-related services in relationship to healthcare based facilities in the state. Marshall is also a certified Fire Inspector 1 through the National Fire Protection Association.
Marshall came to CDPHE after serving thirty-one years in fire and emergency services. He started as a volunteer firefighter/EMT-Basic in his hometown of Lamar, Colorado in January, 1985. In October, 1988 he was hired as a full-time firefighter in Lamar and over the years he promoted through the ranks and became the Chief at Lamar Fire and Emergency Services in December, 2007. During his tenure as fire chief Marshall also served as the emergency manager for the City of Lamar, Colorado. In the 1990s he became an EMT-Intermediate, an EMT instructor for Lamar Community College, served on the executive council for the Southeastern Colorado Regional EMS and Trauma Advisory Council and various committees with the Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association. Marshall also has a love for high angle rope rescue and rappelling and has for many years, been an adjunct fire services rope rescue instructor for Technical Rescue Systems, Inc. of Fort Collins. Marshall also served as the Region 6 Representative for the EMS Association of Colorado and in 2008 received the EMSAC/CDPHE EMS Administrator of the Year award for the state of Colorado.
Marshall obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University in 2012 and his international accreditation as a Chief Fire Officer from the Center for Public Safety Excellence in 2014. Marshall served as a Deputy Prowers County Coroner for twenty years. Before coming to CDPHE Marshall spent a little over a year as the Fire Chief/EMS Director for the Rio Blanco Fire Protection District/Ambulance Service in Meeker, Colorado.
Marshall is married to Carrie, a surgical nurse at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. They have three boys. Logan works for Platte Valley Youth Services Center in Greeley, Colorado. Ryan is a Captain/EMTIntermediate for Lamar Fire and Emergency Services and Tanner is a Douglas County Deputy Sheriff.
Marshall and Carrie enjoy the outdoors, shooting sports, boating and camping, which works well given that last October they purchased a home on nearly five acres adjacent to the San Isabel National Forest in the Wet Mountains of Custer County in Southern Colorado.
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