Mr. Kerwin has over 35 years in the Fire Service and public safety communications field. He is currently a Telecommunications Specialist with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District who is responsible for over 1500 mobile and portable subscriber units on a Regional Motorola Trunked Radio System, Countywide Fire Station alerting system for 53 fire stations.
Mr. Kerwin has been a NWCG-qualified Communications Unit Leader (COML) since 1992, He currently serves as COML on a National Type 1 Fire Incident Management Team. He is also currently a certified AHCOML & AHCOMT. Closer to home, he is a member of a Regional All-Hazard Type 3 Incident Management Team in the San Francisco Bay area.
Mr. Kerwin’s past assignments include hurricane recovery missions in Mississippi, Florida and Texas, Puerto Rico, and numerous other wildland-urban interface fires throughout the country that required mobilization of resources on a nationwide basis.
Mr. Kerwin is a member of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International and is the elected vice- chair of the California FIRESCOPE Communications Specialist Group,