Chris Hanson is the District Fire Management officer for Northwest Kansas. Chris brings extensive experience as a wildland and structure firefighter to Kansas Forest Service.
Originally from Weatherford, Texas, Chris spent two seasons as the Crew Superintendent for the Los Diablos T2IA Handcrew, an international handcrew based out of Big Bend National Park in Texas. Chris also has experience as an Incident Commander, providing leadership on fires shared between the United States and Mexico. Chris also worked as the Program and Curriculum Developer for Weatherford College leading the expansion of the wildland fire courses and programs.
He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Services Administration from Colorado State University.