Paul C. Kearns, Jr.

Paul C. Kearns, Jr.

Lecturer/ Emergency Services Administration Program Coordinator
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Haaren Hall Rm 430


2001 BA  -  John Jay College of Criminal Justice

2010 MS  -  Rochester Institute of Technology


Paul C. Kearns, Jr. has been a member of the SFEM Department since 2008 as an adjunct faculty member. During that time he has taught ESA 225, FIS 101, FIS 104, FIS 106, FIS 202, FIS 210, FIS 350 and PMT 761. He is the Program Coordinator for the Emergency Services Administration undergraduate degree program. 
He is a 27-year veteran of the Career Fire Service and retired as Battalion Chief where he was 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 Lieutenant and Captain; Fire Investigator; Fire Inspector. 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 holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Health and Safety Management.

JJC Affiliations

The Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies

Course Taught

ESA 225 Health and Safety for Emergency Responders 

FIS 101 Introduction to Fire Protection

FIS 104 Risk Management

FIS 106 Safety Engineering

FIS 202 Fire Protection Systems

FIS 210 Fire Safety Administration

FIS 350 Management Applications

PMT 761 Technology in Emergency Management

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