Assistant Chief Keith Eaton has served in the fire service for over 30 years. His service started with the Cooks Mills Fire District as a volunteer. He served with Lincoln Fire Protection District then moved out west to pursue his work in contracting.
Keith was a successful contractor however; his itch for the fire service never went away. He soon became a Full Time Firefighter with Hualapai Valley Fire District, and his career with Kingman Fire Department began when he accepted a position as a Fire Prevention Specialist/Fire Investigator. Keith worked to achieve the position of Assistant Fire Marshal then became the Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal.
Keith currently holds the position of Assistant Fire Chief of Building & Life Safety. Keith’s background in building and contracting has made him a critical component of Kingman Fire Department’s merger with the Building Department. He is also serving as the Building Official.
Keith hold degrees from
- Lake Land Community College: Civil Engineering Technology studies
- Mohave Community College: Associate of Science - Fire Science
- Grand Canyon University: Bachelor of Science in Public Administration/Emergency Management
He has received the Fire Chief’s award and hold certifications from the International Code Council for, Fire Inspector I and II and Certified Building Official; National Fire Academy for Juvenile Fire Setter Tech I and Fire Plans Examiner; Arizona IFSAC Firefighter II and Fire Instructor II; International Association of Fire Investigator IV; and is an Arizona Certified Emergency Medical Technician. Keith began his career in his home town to help the community; his Uncle was a firefighter. His career has gone in a number of directions spanning the entire fire department. He is most comfortable within the Community Risk Reduction/ Building Department side because he feels that preventing fires has a bigger impact on the community and its citizens.