Kristaps Eklons

Kristaps Eklons

Minister for the Interior
birojs [at] iem.gov.lv

Education

  • 1993-1997 - Moscow Academy of Fire Safety, higher education as a fire protection engineer, Master’s degree in Technical Sciences
  • 1989 - 1992 - Lviv Fire Safety School, secondary education as a fire safety technician
  • 1986 - 1989 - Lielupe Secondary School No. 6

Professional work experience

  • Since 19 December 2011 - Deputy Chief of the State Fire and Rescue Service
  • March 2006 - 19 December 2011 - Deputy Chief of the Operational Management Board of the State Fire and Rescue Service
  • 2005 - 2006 - Commander of the SFRS Riga City Administration Zemgale Suburb Brigade
  • 2000 - 2005 - Commander of the Rapid Response Brigade of the SFRS of the MoI of the Republic of Latvia
  • 1997 - 2000 - Commander of the Kurzeme District Unit of the SFRS
  • 1996-1997 - Head of the SFRS Service Division
  • 1995-1997 - Deputy Commander of the SFRS Central District Unit
  • 1992-1995 - Fire Safety Technical School, lecturer

Additional education and qualifications

  • March 2010 - European Community Civil Protection Mechanism Higher Level Coordination Course
  • November 2009 - European Community Civil Protection Mechanism Headquarters Management Course
  • March 2007 - U.S. Department of Homeland Security International Hazardous Materials Specialist Course
  • February 2007 - European Community Civil Protection Mechanism Induction Course
  • June 2005 - US Department of Defense training course “Countering the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction”
  • April 2005 - University of New Hampshire, “Planning for Civil and Military Crises” training course
  • August 2004 - Swedish Rescue Service course “Pedagogical Methodology”
  • March 2004 - University of Latvia, Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology. Continuing education programme “University Didactics: Contemporary Theories and Practice”
  • March 2000 - NATO/PFP course “International Peacekeeping and Rescue Operations”
  • September 1998 - NATO/PFP course “International Rescue Operations”
  • September 1997 - United Kingdom Fire Service College course “Fire Safety”

Languages

  • English - level B2
  • Russian - level C2