Patrick R. Collins, “Pat,” has worked at Riley County since January 1977. His spare time is spent as husband, father, and as a volunteer in the community. He served as Kansas First Responder for EMS, police reserve officer for Riley County Police Department, and volunteer firefighter for both Riley County District #1 and Ogden. He served as Ogden Fire Chief from 1983 until 1989. In 1991 he was appointed the Emergency Management Coordinator/Assistant Fire Chief. The Board of County Commissioners changed that appointment to include Riley County Fire Chief, Riley County Emergency Management Director, and Emergency Communications Coordinator in 1995.
He has assisted with Country Stampede Communications every year except 2007. Pat is an amateur radio operator and has operated and maintained several 911 systems for Riley County. Pat’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping, and being a grandfather.