Norris Croom

Fire and Rescue Department
Title: Fire Chief
Phone: 303-660-1066
Fire Chief in Fire Station

Norris W. Croom III was appointed Fire Chief on Sept. 18, 2018.

Croom has been with CRFD for over 32 years as both a volunteer and career firefighter. He has experience working for private emergency medical service agencies as an EMT, paramedic and communications technician. He also has served as an instructor at local, state, and national conferences.  

Croom is a 2011 graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. He also holds Chief Fire Officer and Chief EMS Officer designations from the Center for Public Safety Excellence Commission on Professional Credentialing.

Croom serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Fire Chiefs representing EMS; as the EMS representative on the Center for Public Safety Excellence’s Commission on Professional Credentialing; and as a fire service liaison to the Colorado Information Analysis Center.  

He’s received the American Legion Post 1187 Commendation for Public Safety Service in 2017; the Pinnacle 2012 Emerging Leader Award from Fitch and Associates; and the 2010 Terrorism Liaison Officer Plank Owner Award from the Colorado Information Analysis Center.  

He holds memberships with multiple professional associations including the Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association, International Association of Emergency Managers, National Association of EMS Physicians, and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials.

Croom has been married to his wife, Jody, for over 25 years and has three boys, Norris IV, Carson and Brogan.


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