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.
This course can be applied toward:
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Managing Fire and Emergency Services, 4th Ed. (2012)
Thiel, A. and Jennings, C. (eds.)
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). In 2013, he left CMC to be closer to his grandchildren in Fort Collins. In addition to being a career firefighter and educator, he has served as a volunteer firefighter for more than 43 years, and is currently the Deputy Fire Chief for the Gypsum Fire Protection District in Gypsum, Colorado. In 2016, he served as the Interim Fire Chief for the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, in Eagle, Colorado while they completed a search for a permanent chief. He has been a guest instructor for the Duneland School of Emergency Response (1999-2007, Chesterton, Indiana), the Front Range Flammable Liquids School (2003-2012, Commerce City, Colorado), and the Annual Industrial Fire School, Texas A&M University (2005-2017, College Station Texas.) Kurt is a life member of the National Fire Protection Association and the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association. He attended the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Annual Conference from 2003 to 2014, and has been a member of the International Fire Chiefs Association since 1996. Kurt has earned degrees from Indiana Vocational Technical College, Purdue University, and Southern Illinois University.