Ken Burgman began his career in the fire service in 1980 with the City of Daytona Beach Shores, Fl. He joined Port Orange Fire Rescue in October of 1990 as a paramedic firefighter. He is currently the Division Chief in charge of operations and oversees the day to day functions of the department.
Ken Burgman B.A. EFO |
Deputy Fire Chief
He has served as the Administrative Commander and Fire Marshal for the department prior to his current position. In addition, he was the interim Director of the Regional Communications Center, the dispatch center for five cities in southeast Volusia County.
Burgman is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program and holds a bachelor's degree in Organizational Management. He is the Secretary/ Treasurer of the Volusia County Fire Chiefs' Association.
He has also worked as an adjunct instructor for Daytona State College and taught train-the-trainer classes in Community Emergency Response Teams in Florida and North Carolina.
His memberships include the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Florida Fire Chiefs' Association, National Society of Executive Fire Officers, Florida Society of Executive Fire Officers, Volusia County Fire Chiefs' Association, Elks and Rotary International.
Burgman has functioned as the Communication Officer for the wildfires of 1998, as Fire Operations Officer for disasters in 2004, and as Incident Commander for wildfires in 2005 and 2009. He responded to South Florida after hurricanes Andrew and Georges were he worked as a medic and company officer. In 1996, he was named Port Orange Fire-Rescue's Paramedic of the Year, and, in 2003, he received the Chief's Award.
He is a life-long resident of Volusia County and currently resides in Port Orange with his wife Alysia and daughter Megan.