Jake Rhoades, MS, EFO, CFO, CTO, CEMSO, MIFireE, is a 22-year veteran of the fire service. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Christian University and a master’s degree in executive Fire Service Leadership.
He is the fire chief at Kingman, Arizona. He previously served as the Fire Chief for the Edmond (OK) Fire Department. Jake started his career in 1992 with the Stillwater (OK) Fire Department. He has served as the Deputy Chief of Special Operations and Training for the Rogers (AR.)Fire Department, Assistant Chief for the Jenks (OK) Fire Department. He curre
Jake serves as an elected Board of Director member for the IAFC Safety, Health, and Survival Section. He also received his Professional Instructor designation from ISFSI.
Jake is also on the NFPA Technical Committee for Firefighter Professional Qualifications.
He is also an instructor for Columbia Southern University and is also an adjunct instructor for Oklahoma State University and the National Fire Academy. He teaches in a variety of settings and conferences including FDIC, FRI, and the CPSE Excellence Conference. In addition, he has served as the lead author for the Firefighter I and II handbook by Delmar / Cengage Learning.