Kevin D. Zumwalt
The Associate Director of the Fire and Rescue Training Institute is responsible for management of daily operations of the Institute along with oversight of special projects and conferences. The position provides assistance and back-up to the Director in the accomplishment of the programmatic objectives of Extensionís training and education mission. The Associate Director oversees the Specialist positions and their program areas within the Institute. The Associate Director position also acts as the liaison/ coordinator for various electronic communications and data storage resources of the Institute. This position may have additional responsibilities as determined by the Director.
Zumwalt began his fire service career as a volunteer with the St. Clair Fire Protection District in 1975. In 1984 he became a part-time field instructor for the Fire and Rescue Training Institute; and in 1986 was asked to coordinate the Winter and Summer Fire Schools. He served for five years as a paid firefighter with the Mehlville Fire Protection District before taking a full time position with MU FRTI in 1994.
Zumwalt holds an Associate degree in Fire Science from East Central Community College.