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© 2019 Hygiene Volunteer Fire Department

HFPD Board of Directors

An elected Board of Directors provides guidance to the Department.

The public is invited and welcome to any of our board meetings.

Board meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Hygiene Fire Station 7523 Hygiene Rd.

Hygiene Fire Protection District

Attn:Board of Directors

PO Box 83

Hygiene, CO 80533

The Board is made up of five volunteer Directors who live in the District.  They are elected by District voters (or appointed mid-term to fill the seat of a departing Director, then voted on at the next election.)  The Directors are limited to two consecutive three-year elected terms, plus any mid-term appointment time, if applicable. The Directors’ terms are staggered to provide continuity, so there will be only a moderate turnover per election.

Scott Snyder, Board President              scott.snyder@hygienefire.org

Director Snyder has lived in Boulder County since 1970 and moved into the Hygiene Fire District in 2003. Scott has worked for the Longmont Fire Department since 1979. He served as a volunteer firefighter for 22 years with the Cherryvale (now Rocky Mountain) Fire Department near Boulder where he is on the Pension Board. Scott is a past President of the Boulder County Fire Chiefs Association and currently sits on the Boulder County Regional Fire Training Center Board of Directors. He was appointed to the Hygiene Fire Board of Directors in May 2014 and re-elected in May of 2016 and currently serves as the Board President.


Judy Koslov, Board Secretary               judy.koslov@hygienefire.org

Director Koslov has lived in Hygiene for more than 30 years. Her son was born and raised here. After a career in the computer industry, she now teaches statistics at CU-Denver. Her past local volunteer work has included serving on the Cemex Community Advisory Board. She also served as Odyssey of the Mind coach and coordinator at Hygiene Elementary when her son was a student there. She was appointed to the Hygiene Fire Board of Directors in July 2015 and elected into office in May of 2016 and currently serves as the Board Secretary.


Molly Baldrige, Board Treasurer           molly.baldrige@hygienefire.org

Director Baldrige has lived in Hygiene since 1989 and raised her three children here.  With an MBA, and after a career in national agriculture mortgage lending, she worked locally as business managers for Homegrown Herbals and Oskar Blues Brewery while raising her kids. Molly was appointed to the Board in 2012 and elected to a two-year term in 2014. She was re-elected for another four-year term in May of 2016. She currently serves as the Board Treasurer. 



Steve Brinkman, Board Director                      steve.brinkman@hygienefire.org

Director Brinkman moved into the Hygiene Fire Protection District in 1994 and joined the Hygiene Volunteer Fire Department in 1995. After 17 years on the department, holding the Secretary and Training Officer positions, he retired from the department. Steve was project manager for the fire house construction and assisted with Board of Directors elections.


Steve was appointed to the Board in 2012, and re-elected to four-year terms in 2014 and 2018. Steve’s day job as a Program Manager for Huntington Ingalls Technical Services Nuclear Division requires some travel to project sites across the country. Steve specializes in the cleanup of nuclear legacy waste. He has a small ranch in the Hygiene area where he and his wife raise horses and cows.



Don Cole, Board Director                               don.cole@hygienefire.org

Director Cole has lived in Hygiene for more than 20 years, raising a son and a daughter here.  He and his family co-owned and operated the Country Corner Store in Hygiene, and he currently works in Hygiene delivering propane in the mountainous areas of Estes Park and beyond.  Starting as a firefighter with the Hygiene Department in 2006, Don served as Lieutenant and Training Officer until retiring from firefighting in 2018.  Don began his fire service with the Hereford, Maryland Volunteer Fire Department, before a stint with the US Army as a Military Policeman, stationed in Germany for four years.  He is a third-generation firefighter, with an uncle who was a career firefighter and a grandfather with 59 years at the Hereford Volunteer Fire Department.  Don was elected to the Board in 2018 for a four-year term.