- Title:Fire Chief
Chief Shawn Bayouth has been with the Ames Fire Department as a Deputy Chief of Support Services since 2007. He began his fire service career in 1989, and has been a Chief Officer since 2000.
Chief Bayouth's educational background includes a PhD in Industrial Technology (Occupational Safety) from Iowa State University, an MS in Human Resource Development from Indiana State University, a BS in Fire Administration and Management from Western Illinois University, and an AA in Fire Administration from Johnson County Community College (KS). His dissertation research involved examining firefighter decision-making in virtual reality environments.
Shawn is a nationally certified paramedic and Fire Officer IV, a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer (EFO) program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD, and was recently awarded re-designation as a "Chief Fire Officer" (CFO) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence.