Joshua started with the Sheriff’s Office as the Emergency Preparedness Planner with the CSEP Program in mid-2018. He spent the last 21+ years of his career dedicated to emergency response, working as a volunteer and a career firefighter/paramedic in the Fire service. He has also worked in EMS, in and out of the hospital setting, and in the Pueblo County Jail.
Since coming to the Sheriff’s Office to work in Emergency Management, he has obtained FEMA recognition as a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP), certification through the Colorado Emergency Management Association as a Colorado Certified Emergency Manager, and attended both the Basic and Advanced FEMA Emergency Management Academies.
With more than 1,000 hours of training logged in his short time here, Josh has now shifted his attention to becoming an instructor for ICS-related courses and helping teach new emergency managers around the region & state. He sits on several local, regional, and State-level task forces related to emergency management and training. In December 2022, he became the Interim Emergency Management Coordinator and was officially promoted on February 1, 2023.