The Cliff Jones Ambassador Award recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond in their support of accreditation, credentialing, and CPSE as a whole.

This year’s recipient is Fire Chief Scott Kujawa, CFO, CTO, from Washington Township Fire Department, Dayton, Ohio, a CFAI-accredited department.

Having earned his Fire Officer (FO) designation in 2015 before becoming a Chief Fire Officer (CFO) in 2016, Chief Kujawa has embraced the credentialing process by having more designated officers in his department than any other department in the state of Ohio. As part of his succession plan, all lieutenants have either begun, or have received the FO designation. In addition, there are eight Chief Fire Officers (CFOs), three Chief Training Officers (CTOs), one Chief EMS Officer (CEMSO) and one Fire Marshal (FM) in his department.

Within the past several years, Chief Kujawa has encouraged other departments around the county to follow the CPC philosophy because he understands the value it brings to the department and ultimately the community.

Chief Kujawa is an active member of the Ohio, Michigan, Indiana Consortium. He has provided professional development for others beyond his own agency through mentoring as an advocate for the credentialing and accreditation process. He continues to serve as a peer reviewer for CPC and a peer assessor for CFAI.

Congratulations Chief Kujawa!

The CPSE Cliff Jones Ambassador Award recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond in their support of accreditation, credentialing, and CPSE as a whole. The CPSE staff makes their selection based on their interactions and observations over the prior year. 

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Previous Recipients

2020 David Pennington, CFO
2019 Mike Pritchard, CFO and Carey Waddell, CFO, CTO, FM
2018 Brian Goss, CFO
2017 Josh Waldo, CFO, CTO, FM
2016 No award given
2015 Jerry Nulliner, CFO
2014 Neil Rosenberger, CFO, FM
2013 Todd LeDuc, CFO
2012 Ryan Roberts, CFO, CTO and
Ronny J. Coleman, CFO Emeritus
2011 Bill Killen, CFO
2010 Gary Curmode, CFO, CEMSO

Learn about other CPSE awards or contact CPSE if you have any questions.