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In 2017, Kevin Krause was promoted from his position as Deputy Fire Chief to Director of Fire Services and Emergency Management. Prior to his administrative promotion in January 2014, Krause was a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic with the department.
Since becoming a paid-on-call member in July 2002, Krause has advanced his knowledge of principles, techniques, and equipment used in modern firefighting and fire prevention. He earned his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Technology from Schoolcraft Community College in September 2012 and holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Technology from Oakland Community College. In 2015, Chief Krause graduated from Eastern Michigan's Staff and Command Executive Leadership Program.
Prior to his experience in the fire service, Krause spent eight years as a Combat Medic with the U.S. Army reserves where his duties included; administering emergency treatment in the field; outpatient and inpatient care; and processing and triage of mass casualties.