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Kurt Paul Larson

Kurt Paul Larson, American fire chief. Named Legion of Honor American Legion, Denver, 1968, Chevalier International Order of DeMolay, Denver, 1990, Honorary Fire Chief Southwest Colorado Firefighters Association, Durango, 1992.

Background

  • Larson, Kurt Paul was born on January 6, 1958 in Arlington, Virginia, United States. Son of Leonard Paul and June Audrey (Kruck) Larson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Colorado, 1980. Master of Education, University Arizona, 1988. Executive fire officer, National Fire Academy, 1996.

    Career

    • Firefighter Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Fire Department, 1986—1989, fire marshal, 1989-1990, lieutenant, 1989-1990, deputy fire chief, 1991-1995, fire chief, 1997-1998. Performer Up With People International, Broomfield, Colorado, 1987-1998. Fire investigator Castlewood Fire Department, Englewood, 1990-1991.

      Fire chief Denver, 1993-1997. President fire service data, training and organizational consultant N Command, Gulf Breeze, Florida. Fire service lecturer, instructor, author, Wheat Ridge, 1989-1998.

      Board directors Wheat Ridge Fire Department. Consultant Wheat Ridge, 1989-1998. Consultant Pensacola, Florida, since 1998.

      Adjunct faculty Pensacola Junior College, since 2000, University Miami, since 2004.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member national youth committee Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1979. Chairman Easter Seal Society Youth Program, 1980. Chief fire officer Commission on Fire Service Accreditation International.

    Member International Association Arson Investigators, International Association Fire Chiefs, Colorado Fire Chiefs Association, National Fire Protection Association, National Fire Academy Alumni Association (florida coordinator Northwest Florida since 1999), Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (officer 1982-1990, director of work Pensacola 2002), York Rite of Masonry, Wheat Ridge Masons (presiding officer 1992-1994), Fire Safety Educators (treasurer 1988-1992), Fire Marshals Association Colorado (Chief Fire Officer 2002), Up With People (Everyday Hero award 2002).

    Connections

    • Married Linda Kay Black, September 21, 1991.
    • father: Leonard Paul Larson
    • mother: June Audrey (Kruck) Larson
    • spouse: Linda Kay Black
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    Born January 6, 1958
    (age 58)
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    • 1980
      University Colorado
    • 1988
      University Arizona
    • 1996
      National Fire Academy
    • 1986 - 1989
      Firefighter Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Fire Department
    • 1987 - 1998
      performer Up With People Intern, ational
      Broomfield, Colorado, United States
    • 1989 - 1990
      Firefighter Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Fire Department
    • 1989 - 1990
      Firefighter Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Fire Department
    • 1990 - 1991
      fire investigator Castlewood Fire Department
      Englewood, Colorado, United States
    • 1991 - 1995
      Firefighter Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Fire Department
    • 1993 - 1997
      fire chief Denver
    • 1997 - 1998
      Firefighter Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Fire Department
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