Battalion Chief, Ret.
Aurora Fire Department, CO
Aurora Fire Department (CO)
Katherine T. Ridenhour, 30-year member of the fire service, is a retired Battalion Chief from the Aurora Fire Department, CO. Katherine has an extensive teaching background including many conferences such as the IAFC Metropolitan Chiefs and Fire Rescue International, Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC), Colorado and Arizona State Fire Chief’s Conferences, IAFC Company Officer Leadership Symposium, Women in Fire conferences as well as many others.
Katherine’s array of classes includes promotional preparation, strategy and tactics, ICS planning tools, personnel problem solving, conflict resolution skills, leadership strategies, recruit academy standards and fireground command. Katherine was an original member of the FEMA’s Colorado Urban Search and Rescue Task Force One (CO-TF1) serving as a Deputy Plans Section Chief for 19 years. She has an extensive technical rescue background.
After she retired, Katherine and her husband (a retired captain from Denver Fire) joined their local volunteer department in Pagosa Springs, CO for 5 years.
Katherine served on Women in the Fire Service, Inc., Board of Trustees (now Women in Fire) for several years and held various positions including President and Past President. She currently sits on their Advisory Board. Katherine is a passionate advocate for consistent, competent and confident leadership on and off the fireground.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET