Jill Bronaugh
Communication Manager
Office of the State Fire Marshal
800 SW Jackson, Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66612-1216
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OSFM Welcomes Dirk Christian as New Emergency Response Division Chief

OSFM | Mar 21, 2019

Dirk ChristianThe Office of the State Fire Marshal is pleased to welcome Dirk Christian, who has joined the team as the Emergency Response Division Chief. Dirk comes to OSFM from the University of Kansas, where he was the Fire Officer Program Manager for the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute. He has worked in the public safety and emergency services, with a 30-year military service career.

Dirk lives in Topeka with his wife, Amy, and has three children, Kylie, Alyssa and Jake. He also has a dog, Marley and a cat, Luna. He enjoys woodworking, camping, fishing and hunting in his spare time.

“I truly enjoy working with emergency services special operations,” Dirk said. “I have developed a unique set of experiences over the years through my involvement with the Kansas fire service and all of my experiences with the US Army and Army National Guard.  As I retired from the military last year, I have pursued the ability to continue to work in these areas of public safety and this position. As the ER Division Chief for OSFM, it will allow me to continue to pursue my passion for service to state and to the nation.”

Welcome, Dirk!