Fire Science Program Coordinator/Instructor
James Grimmett has over 30 years of firefighting experience as a municipal firefighter with the City of Coffeyville. He began his career in 1986 and was advanced through the ranks to Fire Chief in 2010. Grimmett retired in 2016.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management
- Certified Hazardous Material Technician
- Certified Instructor I
- Certified Fire Officer I
- Certified Firefighter I, II and III
- Certified NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700
- All Hazard Position Specific Incident Commander
- All Hazard Position Specific Operations Section Chief
- All Hazard Position Specific Safety Officer
- Certified Hazardous Material Instructor for the Kansas State Fire Marshal
- Past Southeast Kansas Regional Hazardous Material Team Leader
- Recipient of the Medal of Valor in 2006
- Valedictorian at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in 2001
- VFW's Firefighter of the Year.