Josh Waldo, CFO, EFO, Fire Chief, Bozeman Fire Department

Chief Josh Waldo has been the Fire Chief in Bozeman, Mont., since August 2015. Prior to his arrival in Bozeman, Chief Waldo served as the Assistant Fire Chief in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and the Fire Chief of Marlow Volunteer Fire Department in Clinton, Tenn. He has been a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) since 2012 and serves as the Montana representative on the Western Fire Chiefs Association Board of Directors. Chief Waldo chairs the IAFC Program Planning Committee, which develops the educational programs for FRI each year. He is a peer reviewer for the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) and was the 2017 CPSE Ambassador of the Year. Chief Waldo earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. He also holds multiple designations from CPSE (CFO, CTO, FM) and is a 2015 graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.


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