As a five-year-old boy, Kelvin J. Cochran was spellbound by Shreveport Firefighters fighting a fire across the street from his house and dreamed that one day he would be a firefighter. He became a Shreveport firefighter in 1981 and in 1999 was appointed fire chief of the City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department. In 2009 Kelvin was appointed as the United States Fire Administrator by President Barack Obama.
Kelvin earned his bachelors in organizational management from Louisiana Tech University, masters in industrial and organizational psychology, and has an honorary doctorate in Christian leadership from Ohio Christian University. He’s pursuing a doctorate in interdisciplinary leadership from Creighton University. He is married to Carolyn Marshall Cochran and the father of three children and has one granddaughter.
Isaiah 43:2 “When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”