The Commission on Fire Accreditation International has appointed Chief James Keating as its newest commissioner representing Fire Agencies Serving Less Than 25,000 . The CPSE Board unanimously approved his appointment.
James Keating is fire chief of the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District in Breckenridge, Colorado, a CFAI accredited agency. He has been an active member in the fire service since 1972 and served as chief of the Pottawatomie County Fire District #1 and city of St. Mary’s Kansas. His last five years at St. Mary’s he served in a dual role as the Fire Chief and City Manager.
Chief Keating joined the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District in 2010 and became chief in 2012. His career accomplishments include two terms as president of the Kansas State Fire Chiefs Association and two terms as president of the Kansas Firefighters Association.
Chief Keating earned his designation as Chief Fire Officer in 2017.