Fire Chief Biography

Chief Holt joined the Urbandale Fire Department in February 1998. He came to our department from Eufaula, Alabama where he served with the Eufaula Fire Department as the department's Training/EMS Officer. Chief Holt has held numerous positions within the Fire Department throughout his career, and first became an EMT in 1980.
Education & Experience
Education earned:
  • Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Medical Services
  • Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designation from the Commission on Professional Credentialing
  • Graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program
  • MA degree in Leadership
  • Nationally Registered Paramedic
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He has attend numerous fire service training opportunities throughout the U.S., and he is an active fire service instructor conducting classes for the fire service and other related industries including speaking at state and regional fire schools and state conferences. Chief Holt currently serves as an adjunct instructor for fire science program at the Des Moines Area Community College, as well as serving as an instructor for the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau.

Other Associations


Chief Holt is a member of several fire service organizations including the National Fire Protection Association where he serves on the Technical Committee on Professional Qualifications for Incident Command Personnel. Other organizations include: