Fire and emergency service administrative structures and processes. This course prepares students to assume administrative positions within fire and emergency service organizations and examines roles and responsibilities of administrators, management and leadership theory and practices, and common administrative functions.
Kurt started as a career industrial firefighter for Bethlehem Steel Corporation in 1974. He promoted through the ranks to Fire Chief in 1996. In 2003, he was hired as the Fire Science Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor for Colorado Mountain College (CMC), Edwards, Colorado. In 2013, he retired from CMC to be closer to his grandchildren in Fort Collins. While working as a career firefighter and an educator, he also served as a volunteer firefighter for 44+ years, and recently retired as Deputy Chief for the Gypsum Fire Protection District in Gypsum, Colorado. In September 2016, he was hired as the Interim Fire Chief for the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Eagle, CO while they completed a search for a permanent chief. He was a guest instructor for the Duneland School of Emergency Response (1999-2007, Chesterton, Indiana), the Front Range Flammable Liquids School (2003-2012, Commerce City, CO), and the Annual Industrial Fire School, Texas A & M University (2005-2017, College Station Texas.) He has been an Adjunct Instructor for Colorado State University’s Fire and Emergency Services Administration Bachelor Degree Program since 2013, teaching FESA 330, 336, 341, 342, 438, 441, and 442. He attended the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Conference (National Fire Academy) from 2003 to 2014 and is a Life member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the National Fire Protection Association, and the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association. Kurt has earned degrees from Indiana Vocational Technical College, Purdue University, and Southern Illinois University.