Student, instructor, mentor and coach, Kevin Conant brings extensive experience serving in the fire service since 1978. People are his passion, demonstrated through training, coaching and mentoring leaders for today and tomorrow. Kevin's expertise is in Leadership, Team Building, Succession Planning, Incident Command, High Rise, Wildland Urban Interface and Special Operations, training programs and curriculum development.
In addition to private consulting, Kevin serves as a Fire Service Training Specialist with CA State Fire Training, bringing a diverse background of positions ranging from student firefighter to senior Battalion Chief. Kevin has worked for volunteer, combination, and career departments and has also served as a member of the Board of Fire Commissioners for the South Santa Clara County Fire District. Kevin is a Plans Team Manager for CA-TF3, a FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Task Force in Northern CA.
As an active California State Fire Training instructor, Kevin has assisted in several projects including the Company Officer and Chief Officer Command curriculum, rewrite of the Command Principles for Wildland Urban Interface Firefighting, and the High Rise Task Force. Kevin is a credentialed California Community College instructor, teaching hundreds of students throughout the west.
A Battalion Chief in San Jose for 15 years, he spent his last 11 years leading nine fire companies in the busy and historic downtown battalion. Kevin’s administrative expertise includes Strategic Planning, Deployment and Standards of Cover for the Office of the Fire Chief, Command Van Project Manager, and he served in a staff assignment as the EMS Manager. He is a founding member of San Jose’s Metropolitan Medical Response System’s medical task force, and was active with the FBI’s Bay Area Terrorism Working Group, bringing many innovative programs in training, intelligence, prevention and emergency response throughout FEMA Region IV.