Jill Bronaugh
Communication Manager
Office of the State Fire Marshal
800 SW Jackson, Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66612-1216
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OSFM Prevention Team Welcomes New Staff

OSFM | Jul 10, 2018

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is pleased to welcome three new employees to our Prevention Division.

BurgenBarbra Burgen joins OSFM as a Senior Administrative Specialist. Barbra comes to us from the Kansas Department of Revenue, where she worked for the past 11 years. She owned and operated a daycare for 14 years prior to joining the State of Kansas.

Barbra lives in Berryton with her husband Dennis. She has five children, Brandon, Cory, Katie, Kourtney and Jake. She also has two Miniature Dachsunds, Abby and Little Mac, as well as a German Shepard, Mya. She loves to go to auctions, take road trips to concerts and most of all spend time with her two grandsons.

“I have a passion for working with public service agencies,” Barbra said. “I thought this would be a good fit for me, and I’m excited for the opportunity.”

CLambotteChristina Lambotte joins OSFM as a Senior Administrative Assistant. Christina comes to us from BurrellesLuce Information Service, where she served as a general manager. She was with BurrellesLuce for 28 years.

Christina lives in Topeka and has extended family in Dover, Kan. She has a rat terrier dog named Ruby and two cats, MiMi and Abigail. She enjoys reading, crocheting and greeting card making.

“I knew this new job would be a good fit with my skills,” Christina said. “It should be a fun and interesting place to work.”

jJefferyJohn Jeffery joins OSFM as a Fire Prevention Inspector. His region will cover Lincoln, Ellsworth, Saline, McPherson, Marion and Harvey counties. John joins our office after seven years in law enforcement, most recently with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office where served as a Sergeant.

John lives in Salina with his wife, Jessica, and their two, 4-year-old twins, Jace and Jaelynn. He operates a small gym in Smith Center and is a strength and conditioning personal trainer.

“I knew this job was a great fit for my personality,” John said. “It will provide a new and exciting challenge for me.”

Welcome, Barbara, Christina and John!