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Fire Chief Earns Outstanding Alumni Award

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Keith Kiesow, Town of Menasha fire chief, has been named the recipient of Fox Valley Technical College’s 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Kiesow graduated from FVTC in 1977 with a technical diploma in Auto Mechanics and in 1995 with an associate degree in Fire Protection. He also currently teaches in the Fire Protection program at FVTC as an adjunct instructor and serves on the program’s advisory committee.

Kiesow has also received continuous education through the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program. In addition to his duties as fire chief, Kiesow’s community involvement includes serving as secretary treasurer of the Winnebago County Fire Chiefs Association, vice chairman of the Winnebago Area Firefighters Association, president of the Island View Retriever Club, and field committee member for the Manitowoc Retriever Club. He has also helped write curriculum for state firefighter certifications.

The annual award recognizes an FVTC graduate who has demonstrated the value of technical education through career advancement, community service, continued personal and educational growth, and support of the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Kiesow will receive his award on Sunday, May 13 at FVTC’s spring commencement ceremony at the Kolf Sports Center in Oshkosh.