Profile of James Grimmett

James Grimmett

Fire Science Program Coordinator/Instructor

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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.