Scott Heiss

Affiliate Faculty – Fire and Emergency Response Administration

Human Services and Counseling

Scott Heiss

Credentials

Degree

B.A.

Department

Human Services and Counseling

Topics

Emergency Response Fire Human Services Terrorism

Expertise

  • Fire department administration
  • Structural firefighting
  • Incident command
  • Fire department physical
  • Mental wellness

About

Scott Heiss is an affiliate faculty member the Department of Human Services – Fire and Emergency Response Administration program at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise include fire department administration, structural firefighting, incident command and fire department physical and mental wellness. He currently teaches Personnel Development for Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

Prior to joining MSU Denver, Heiss served as the Division Chief of Safety and Training for the Denver Fire Department. During his time at the Denver Fire Department, he also worked as a firefighter, lieutenant, captain, and assistant chief/district chief. Heiss also worked within a partnership between the Denver Fire Department and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, where he developed and taught classes on mental health awareness for those in the line of duty.

He currently serves as a member on the board of directors for Building Warriors, a mental health counseling organization for first responders. Heiss received his bachelor’s degree in education from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1985.

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