Stewart Roth has been a student of this great profession for over 35 years, starting his career as a Student Fire Fighter at age 16 with the Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District. Since that time he has held positions of Fire Fighter in the Mid-Carmel Valley Fire Protection District and the City of Pacific Grove Fire Department.
He has worked his way up the ranks including Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief and retired as a Division Chief with Monterey Fire Department in charge of the B-Platoon. While as a Division Chief, he spent 15 years in Training / Safety and Special Operations as both an Operations Chief for Monterey County US&R team and now as a Plans Team Manager and Safety Officer for California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3.
Stew has been instructor with the Monterey Peninsula College Fire Science Program for over 30 years and coordinated their Fire Fighter 1 Academy for over 30 classes as well as lectures in their Chief Officer Command and Leadership Programs. He has administered and assessed countless promotional exams. Stew has instructed with the “Nobody Gets Left Behind” Training Group since its inception.
In 2005 Stew was chosen as “Training Officer of the Year”, by the California State Fire Fighters Association for his creative training and influence in California’s Training Programs. Stew has an Associate Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Additionally, he holds California Fire Instructor III and Chief Officer Certifications and was recently awarded his Chief Fire Officer Designee (CFOD) from the Center for Public Safety Excellence.
Stewart makes his home in Carmel, Ca with his wife Jamie and their three children.