Fire Chief Gary Curmode, CFO, CMO, Awarded CPSE Ambassador of the Year
Fire Chief Gary Curmode, Sedgwick County Fire District #1, KS, received the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) Ambassador of the Year Award last week at the Center’s 11th
annual awards ceremony held in Chicago, Illinois.
Chief Curmode has served as Fire Chief of Sedgwick County for the past 16 years. He was first awarded the Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designation in April 2001 and his department earned accredited status through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) in 2003 and was re-accredited in 2008. In 2006 he was awarded the prestigious Ray Picard Award. Gary is a member of the National Fire Service Incident Management System Consortium; Firefighter Safety Study Act Committee, USFA and the Web-Based Internet Hazmat Operations, USFA. He is an active member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Missouri Valley Division of Fire Chiefs, the Kansas Association of Fire Chiefs, and President of the Kansas Professional Fire Chiefs. He holds an Associate’s degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education, and a double Master’s in Administration of Justice and Public Administration. He completed the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program in 1991.
The ambassador award is designed to recognize the individual(s) whose dedication and advocacy for the Center for Public Safety Excellence and its programs contribute directly to the success of the organization and the advancement of its mission throughout the international fire and emergency services industry.
As a result of Chief Curmode’s efforts as a CPSE Ambassador, the leaders and agencies serving our communities are better prepared, and their communities are safer places.
During the awards ceremony Chief Curmode was also recognized as a fourth term CFO designee and a first term CMO designee.
Congraultations to Chief Curmode, CFO, CMO!