September 21, 2023

Alumni in the News | January 2016

Carey Appointed as Elkhart’s Newest Fire Chief
Baugo Township Fire Chief, Chad Carey has been appointed as fire chief for Elkhart, Indiana. Carey earned his MBA with a concentration in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University. He was also named DETC Outstanding Graduate in 2014.


Reading Fire Department Appoints Searfoss as New Fire Marshall
Lt. Jeremy Searfoss, who earned his associate’s degree in fire science from Columbia Southern University, is stepping into his new role as the Reading Fire Department Fire Marshall in Pennsylvania. He has more than 20 years of experience in fire and emergency services.


Sciacca Promoted to Diamondhead Assistant Fire Chief
Anthony “Tony” Sciacca has been promoted to Assistant Fire Chief in Diamondhead, Mississippi. He has more than 20 years of experience with the Diamondhead Fire Department and earned a Bachelor’s of Fire Science degree from Columbia Southern University in 2014.


Ward to Present TDG Training to FDIC in 2016
Brian Ward will be presenting on Developing Tactical Decision Games at the upcoming FDIC on April 18, 2016. Ward is the author of Fire Engineering – Training Officer’s Toolbox and serves as managing editor of the Training Officer’s Desk Reference, among other things. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in organizational leadership at Columbia Southern University.

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