Kurt Latipow


Kurt Latipow / VP Operations

Email: klatipow@aptriton.com

Summary of Qualifications

Mr. Latipow has enjoyed 40 years in Public Safety with over 27 years of Public Administration in Fire Chief and Chief Officer positions. He has developed and implemented numerous comprehensive fire and emergency services related plans. Mr. Latipow has facilitated the adoption of those plans via a variety of governing bodies. Mr. Latipow offers extensive experience in developing and implementing emergency, strategic, master plans, and succession plans/management processes as well as developing and implementing Standards of Cover Analysis, Fees for Service Cost Recovery Programs, and ALS Program Development and Implementation for both transport and engine company-based organizations.

Work Experience

  • City of Lompoc, CA – Fire Chief
  • Washoe County, NV – County Fire Services Coordinator
  • City of Ukiah, CA – Fire Chief
  • State of California, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services – Deputy Chief, Fire and Rescue Branch
  • Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District, CA – Fire Chief/Chief Executive Officer
  • Hesperia Fire Protection District, CA – Fire Chief
  • City of Arroyo Grande, CA – Fire Chief/Director of Building and Fire
  • City of Monterey Park Fire Department, CA – Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal


  • National Fire Academy–Accredited Executive Fire Officer
  • California Fire Marshal Training and Education System

Publications and Instructor Experience

  • IAFC/Volunteer Combination Officers 2017 Symposium in the West—Building Leaders from Within
  • IAFC and League of California Cities 2016 – “The Achilles Heel of Local Government”
  • California Fire Chiefs 2016 – “The Why and How of Succession Planning and Implementation”
  • League of California Cities 2015 – “Contracting for Fire Services; the Trials, Tribulations, Landmines and Political Challenges”
  • League of California Cities 2014 – “Leading Change in the New Reality”
  • California Fire Chiefs Association 2012 – “Re-engineering Fire Service-Based Service Delivery”
  • IAFC/ICMA 2012 – Success & Sustainability

Professional Affiliations

  • California Fire Chiefs Association
  • League of California Cities Fire Department – Past President
  • League of California Cities Public Safety Policy – Past Committee Chair
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs – Life Member

Note: This is a brief summary of Mr. Latipow’s CV. A complete version can be made available on request.