Kevin I. Bierce
Senior Consultant
RW Management Group, Inc.


Professional Summary

Mr. Bierce has been actively engaged in the fire and emergency service operations for the past 25 years including both fire suppression and life safety inspections. He currently serves as Fire Chief for City of Pewaukee, in central Waukesha County in southeastern Wisconsin. The Department is a combination department, fully accredited by Commission of the Fire Accreditation (CFAI), ISO Class 2 agency delivering both fire and paramedic level response. His primary responsibilities are strategic planning and direction of the organization as it continues its transition to a fully career agency.

Mr. Bierce has served in variety of positions from fire chief to senior building official during his tenure in the fire service. As a senior building official Mr. Bierce was responsible for the integration of the building inspection and fire inspection into joint operation providing code management, inspection and planning. This integration created a more seamless life safety procedure enhancing the community risk management model. He holds both commercial and residential building certification along with expertise in both flammable and combustible liquids storage. Mr. Bierce has appointed to the Wisconsin Commercial Code Council by the Governor of Wisconsin.

Mr. Bierce draws heavily on his past military experience, Mr. Bierce is a retired military officer with both active and reserve components tours serving in a multitude of positions from company command to Brigade level staff positions, a graduate of both the Officer Advance Courses and the Army Command College. Mr. Bierce Continues to work with the Military in a variety of roles as a Subject Matter Expert in Incident Command and Disaster Response. He has actively served in both the planning and execution of several large-scale training exercises coordinating both interagency responses to variety of both man-made and natural disasters. He is staff trainer for Wisconsin REACT (Regional Emergency All Climate Training) center at Volk Field Wisconsin. He has been appointed by the Governor of Wisconsin as the Fire Representative to the Wisconsin Homeland Security Council.

Mr. Bierce is the Past President of the Waukesha County Chiefs Association, Past President of the Wisconsin State Chiefs and current President of Wisconsin MABAS. He was awarded the Fire Chief of the Year by the Wisconsin State Chiefs in 2017.

Education

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point - Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Sciences
US Army - Officer Basic and Advanced Courses
US Army - US Command College

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