Tom Kiurski has been employed in the fire service since 1981. Working in the City of Farmington Hills Fire Department, and full-time for the Inkster Fire Department, Dearborn Heights Fire Department, and Livonia Fire & Rescue, where I have worked since 1986. He has served Livonia as a Firefighter, Paramedic, Driver, Engineer and Lieutenant prior to my current assignment as Training Coordinator. September of 2008 Tom was honored by the Michigan Fire Inspector Society with the Firemen Larry, Public Educator of the Year Award. Tom was recipient based on his dedication to public education.
Tom is a State of Michigan Instructor/Coordinator from 1990 until 1993, and became a Basic EMT in 1983 and a paramedic in 2000.
He is State of Michigan certified as a Firefighter I and II, Fire Officer I, II and III, and have been an Instructor since 1989. In addition he has taught fire academy classes for Oakland Community College since 1989 until present, and have been teaching at Schoolcraft College’s Fire Training Institute since 1991.
Tom has a A.S. degree from Henry Ford Community College in Fire Science, a B.S. in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati, and an M.P.A. from Eastern Michigan University. In addition to the teaching at the fire academy he has taught Associate Degree classes in the Fire Science curriculum at Oakland Community College, Henry Ford Community College and Schoolcraft College.