This week we are sharing the start of a biography on long-time Kentfield Fire Protection District Chief Kenneth "Kenny" Kamp. All of our biographies are meant to be improved over time, with the help of the larger fire service community, and this one is no exception. We hope that the feature will prompt the sharing of additional photos, memories, and stories about Kenny.
Kenny's career spanned multiple eras in the fire service, from the 1950's into the 1990's. From using open cab fire engines with wood ladders, to sophisticated modern engines with fully enclosed cabs and features like hydraulic ladder racks. From painting fire engines red, shifting to yellow paint, and then back to red. From having no college fire education programs, to helping develop a full Associates Degree in Fire Science just down the street from the Kentfield fire station, at College of Marin. "He was an all-around good guy," said retired Tiburon Fire Chief Frank Buscher, also now deceased.
We give thanks for contributions to Paul Smith, KFD Chief retired, Jim Galli, KFD BC retired, Ken Massucco, Marin County FD Chief, retired; Bob Marcucci, retired San Rafael Chief, and Bob Souza, Tamalpais Valley FPD Chief, retired. Kenny's story can be found under the More>Biographies menu, or by clicking below.
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