CSU Administration

Ron Dennis, B.S., E.F.O.
Director of Training and Professional Development

Ron came to CSU in January 2011 and is the past executive director for the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association, a position he assumed in September 2008 after retiring as the assistant chief for Avondale Fire-Rescue, Ariz. He is a 33-year fire service veteran and has worked for four Arizona fire departments during his career as a firefighter, company officer, training officer and command officer. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program and holds an associate degree from Rio Salado Community College and a bachelor's degree from Cogswell Polytechnic College. He also completed the Certified Public Manager Program through Arizona State University. Ron has taught extensively throughout Arizona as a fire science program associate faculty member for several community colleges. In 2005 he was the recipient of the inaugural joint FDSOA/IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section Fire Safety Officer of the Year Award at Fire Rescue International.

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