Walden versed in emergencies

Posted: Friday, December 30, 2005

Many residents of the Kenai Peninsula know Scott Walden, the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s new Emergency Management Coordinator, who took over that job two week ago.

Walden, a long-time peninsula resident, retired in May 2005 after nearly 30 years in municipal fire service, including 21 years with the city of Kenai, the past five as its fire chief.

He was three years the assistant chief, served more than two years as fire marshal and was a firefighter/emergency medical technician for the balance, according to a resume he provided.

He spent many years developing, implementing and delivering public education and safety programs, and is well versed in Incident Command System procedures. He is trained to handle a variety of emergencies, including hazardous materials response at the operations level, aircraft fire and rescue, coldwater rescue, mass casualty response and wild land firefighting, among other expertise.

Walden’s predecessor was David Gibbs.

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