Battalion Chief Benjamin Blehm has been with the department since 2009 and has held the ranks of firefighter, firefighter-paramedic, medical officer, captain, and battalion chief prior to becoming an administrative battalion chief. in 2021. Chief Blehm oversees fireground training and professional development for the department. Chief Blehm has grown up in the valley, is a graduate of Mesa State College (now CMU) and enjoys the outdoor recreation the Grand Valley has to offer. Chief Blehm is a mountain biker, but also enjoys all outdoors adventures with his family.