JAKE RHOADES, MS, EFO, CTO, CMO, MIFirE, is a 22-year veteran of the fire service and serves as the chief for the Kingman, Arizona. He has an MS degree in executive fire service leadership and is pursuing his doctorate in organizational leadership with an emphasis in organizational development. He is an elected member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs Safety, Health and Survival board of directors and received the Chairman Performance Award in 2014. He serves on the National Fire Protection Association technical committee for professional qualifications. He is a training consultant for WHP Training Towers and is an adjunct faculty member for Columbia Southern University. He is a member of the institution of Fire Engineers. He was designated Professional Instructor by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and is a certified Phi Theta Kappa leadership facilitator. He is an active peer reviewer for chief officer credentialing, chief medical officer credentialing, and agency accreditation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He is a frequent author and speaks nationally on topics of relevance to the fire service.
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