Frank Magsamen

Board of Supervisors
Title: Board Member
Phone: 319-833-3077
Frank Magsamen

Fax: 319-833-3070

  • Married, wife Carolana
  • Member of Sacred Heart Parrish
  • Parents of 5 grown children
Education Training
  • 1961 graduate of Columbus High School Waterloo, Iowa
  • Fire Service Leadership/Communications Certificate of Achievement in Management
  • National Fire Academy, Emmetsburg, Maryland 1983
  • Affirmative Action Seminar, Urban Potential, Waterloo, Iowa, 1985
  • Certified Fitness Coordinator Training Program, University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute 1989
  • Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Hands-on Course for First Responders
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region VII, 1990
  • Fire and Rescue Institute and the A.A.I. Corporation, 1992
  • Multi-hazard Emergency Planning For Schools, National Emergency Management Institute, 2004
  • National Incident Management System IS 700, IS 100, IS 200, and the IS 800, 2004
  • Base Public Information Officer Course, 2006
  • Certified Emergency Management Coordinator, 2006
  • Incident Command System Train the Trainer 300-400(E449), 2006
Work Experience
  • Black Hawk County Supervisor 2007-2014
  • 2001-2006 Emergency Management Coordinator and Homeland Security Advisor for Black Hawk County
  • 1994- 2001 Fire Chief City of Waterloo
  • Director of Hazardous Materials Regional Training Center
  • 1993-1994 Acting Fire Chief
  • 1986-1992 Co-Owner of S&S Meats, Waterloo
Community Service & Awards
  • Book of Golden Deeds Award
  • Exchangite of the Year Award, Heartland District
  • Exchangite of the Year Award, Waterloo Exchange Club
  • Governor’s; appointee to Iowa Emergency Response Council
  • Iowa Emergency Response Commission
  • Matt Parrott Integrity Award
Current Boards & Commissions
  • Black Hawk/Grundy Mental Health Board
  • Black Hawk County Negotiations - Alternate
  • Budget Committee
  • Chair Black Hawk County Emergency Management Commission
  • Chair Family and Children’s Council
  • Co-Chair of the Sullivan Hartogh Davis Post 730 Honor Flight of Waterloo
  • Communities Organizations Active in Disaster Board
  • First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services Board
  • Health Care Services Committee
  • Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments (INRCOG)
  • Iowa Northland Regional Economic Development Commission
  • Iowa Northland Regional Transit Commission (RTC)
  • Judicial Committee
  • Knights of Columbus member
  • North Iowa Juvenile Detention Commission
  • Salvation Army Board
  • State Public Health Advisory Council
  • Waterloo Exchange club

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