Chief's 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.
Chief Holt is a Nationally Registered Paramedic, holds a MA degree in Leadership, an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Medical Services, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’sExecutive Fire Officer Program and holds the Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designation from the Commission on Professional Credentialing. 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.