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Thornton Fire/Rescue
Fire Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing, Overtime, Training resource needs,
Professional Qualifications:
Former Fire and Life Safety Consultant NFPA 1987 to 1998, Fire Science Curriculum development and degree program coordinator, Montana State University-Billings 2001 to 2007, BS in Comunication, Haz-Mat Tecnician, Fire Instructor,
Topics you provide training for:
Leadership, Fire and Life Safety Education program development, community risk, Company Officer development,
Started career in 1976, Quincy,Illinois FD, resigned with rank of LT. Became certified Cause and Origin Investigator, helped start Community's first Arson investigation team. Moved to Billings Montana in 1982 worked for Billings Fire Dept. 1982 to 2008 resigned with the rank of Fire Chief, moved to Thornton Co. to assume role of Fire Chief to present. Worked for NFPA from 1987 until 1998 as representative for fire and life safety. Was a consultant to several fire departments and educational organizations for fire and life safety programs. Worked with NFPA Public Education division on revision of Learn Not to Burn, development of Pre-School program, Risk Watch, and the Champion program. I have been an investigator, a deputy fire marshal, Chief of Training, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief and Fire Chief for career fire organizations. I have worked as a Juvenile Fire-Setter interventionist, public educator, instructor of several behaviors and been employed by the university system as a degree program manager for Fire Science.

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At 10:54am on January 13, 2011, Brad Hoff said…

Welcome aboard Chief!


I've been to Billings a few times never to Thornton other than the Denver airport.

We look forward to sharing your knowledge here and in our discussions. Would you be interested in doing some occasional blogging on prevention and investigation and other fire related issues? That is when you get free time.







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