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Stephen H. Higgs
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  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • United States
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Lives in:
Salt Lake City Utah
Unified Fire Authority
Assistant Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Employee Bennefits
Professional Qualifications:
Degrees in Building Construction and Fire Science
EFO course work
Harvard Senior Executives in State and Local Govt.
Cerified Emergency Manager
Certified Fire Officer III
Topics you provide training for:
Strategy and Tactics for Light-Weight Construction
Fire Ground Hydraulics and Pump Operation (Engineer Trng)
Fire Officer Development
Incident Management
Building Construction, Fire Behavior and Tactics
Apparatus Placement and Tactics
Areas of expertise:
Building Construction
Incident Command
Emergecy Management
Fire Ground Strategy and Tactics
Officer Development
Fire Chief Stephen H. Higgs began his fire service career in 1977 with the Salt Lake City Fire Department. Higgs served as a firefighter/paramedic, lieutenant, captain, battalion chief and deputy chief over fire operations. In 2000 after 23 years with Salt Lake City, Higgs accepted the position of fire chief with Midvale City Fire Department. On July 1st, 2011, Midvale Fire merged with the Unified Fire Authority of Greater Salt Lake (UFA). Higgs now serves as an assistant chief with the UFA.

Higgs holds degrees in building construction and fire science. He has completed Executive Fire Officer Course work at the National Fire Academy and is a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. Higgs is a FEMA certified emergency manager. Higgs is an adjunct instructor for the Utah Valley University - Fire and Rescue Academy.

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