Paul C. Kearns, Jr.

Paul C. Kearns, Jr.

Adjunct Lecturer
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2001 BA  -  John Jay College of Criminal Justice

2010 MS  -  Rochester Institute of Technology


Paul C. Kearns, Jr. is a 20+ year veteran of the Career Fire Service and is presently a Battalion Chief where  he is assigned the duties of Tour Commander and Incident Commander of all incidents occurring while on duty.   Previous fire department assignments include: Supervisor Training Bureau and Safety Officer; Engine Company Lieutant and Captain; Fire Investigator.    He is currently a Level Two Fire Instructor, EMT and Hazardous Materials Technician.  He lectures regionally on Fire Department Operations and Safety and he has attended courses nationally with a focus on risk identification and mitigation.  He had been a member of  NJTF-1-USAR, and the Health, Safety and Education Chair of the NJFMBA. He is a graduate of John Jay College. He will graduate in 2010 from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Masters Degree in Environmental Health and Safety Management.

Course Taught

FIS 101 Introduction to Fire Protection

FIS 104 Risk Management

FIS 202 Fire Protection Systems

FIS 350 Management Applications


Research Summary

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Area of Expertise

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Fire Department Operation

Emergency Services Organization/Public Entity Management

Fire Prevention

Emergency Response

Strategic Planning

Business Continuity

Continuity of Operation

Exercise Planning

Crisis Management

Fire Department Preparedness

Community Preparedness

Hazardous Materials