Fire Chief Honored with Award

Fire Chief Honored with Award
Posted on 03/24/2022

Washington Township Fire Chief Scott Kujawa has been selected as the recipient of the Cliff Jones Ambassador of the Year by the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). This award is voted on by CPSE staff members from across the country and it was a unanimous decision to present the award to Chief Kujawa this year.

The Cliff Jones Ambassador Award recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond in their support of accreditation, credentialing, and CPSE as a whole. Chief Kujawa is a strong advocate for professional credentialing, advanced education, training, and mentorship opportunities. He regularly assists agencies in their strategic planning processes, promotional processes at allaward ranks, and professional credentialing and accreditation pursuits. At a regional level, Chief Kujawa has taken on a leadership role at the Montgomery County Fire Chiefs’, representing the region at the state level in many cases including the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Professional Development Conference and the State Mutual-Aid planning.

“No one is more deserving of this award than Chief Kujawa and we are incredibly proud of him. It’s an honor to have him recognized by his peers at the Center for Public Safety Excellence as he continues to be a leader on a regional, state and now national level for fire safety,” says Township Administrator Jesse Lightle.

awardThe Chief has been a trailblazer in the region related to mentoring, professional development, and Center for Professional Credentialing designations. He has consistently provided mentorship to members both inside and outside Washington Township related to the fire service and work-life balance. Currently, the Washington Township Fire Department has more credentialed officers than any other department in the State of Ohio and is the only accredited fire department in the Miami Valley.