IC Battalion Chief retires after 25 years

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 29, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa City Fire Department Battalion Chief Ken Brown retired June 26, marking the end of his 25-year career with the department.

Brown joined the department on Dec. 15, 1986. He rose through the ranks, becoming a lieutenant in 1991, a captain in 2006, and a battalion chief in 2007.

According to a release, Brown had an interest in training and instructing. He taught for 18 years at the Iowa State summer and winter fire schools in Ames, as well as at Kirkwood Community College.

Brown has presented at conferences in several states and has contributed articles to Firehouse and The Voice, usually regarding training.

He got involved with the community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Iowa Society of Fire Service Instructors for 15 years, including eight years in executive positions.

— by Brian Albert

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