Daniel L. Churchward


IPFW Distinguished Service Award (2008)


Daniel L. Churchward is the owner and president of Kodiak Enterprises, Inc., a business of Fire and Safety Consulting in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a graduate of Purdue University with an A.A.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University in 1986 and 1988, respectively. Twelve of those credit hours were spent at Indiana University, as Churchward worked toward an Associate Degree for Fire Science Technology in 1977.

Churchward is a charter member and the past Chairman of the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee on Fire Investigations responsible for the production of the 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2008 editions of the National Fire Protection Association's 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations. Churchward is a practicing fire inspector, specializing in electrically related aspects and methodologies, having investigated approximately 3000 fires in his 37 year career.

Churchward is the recipient of IPFW's Alumni Distinguished Service Award from 2008.