Fire officer competencies at the supervisory/managerial level of performance, as confirmed by NFPA Standard 1021, Level II, 5.5 to 5.7.
Textbooks and Materials
- International Fire Service Training Association, 5th Ed. (2014)
Not available at the CSU Bookstore
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.