Fire Chief Kevin J. Stewart
Chief Stewart is a 3rd generation fire fighter, and native of the community of Kinloch, Missouri. Chief Stewart was born and raised in the City of Kinloch, Missouri and the adjoining neighboring community of the City of Ferguson, Missouri. Chief Stewart attended the Holy Angels Catholic School in Kinloch, Missouri and the Griffith Elementary School in the City of Ferguson for his primary education. Chief Stewart later attended the Ferguson Middle school and graduated from the McClure Senior High School in Florissant, Missouri. Chief Stewart received his Emergency Medical Technician training and certification from the St. Louis Community College in Ferguson, Missouri. Chief Stewart attended and graduated from the St. Louis County Fire Academy in Wellston, Missouri and now is currently working on his Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration with the Colorado State University out of Fort Collins, Colorado. Chief Stewart also currently possesses several certificates of training and completion of various fire, EMS, rescue and Hazardous Materials courses.
Chief Stewart is a firm believer in education and training and has developed a passion and love for Fire and emergency services training. “I believe with the combination of Basic & advanced Fire training, Higher Education and learning and effective leadership the loss of fire fighter lives and the threat of injury will be effectively reduced” in addition to the reduction of loss of life and property in the community due to fires, by developing, mentoring, and building fire fighters with professionalism, premium quality training and experience .”
Chief Stewart started his Fire service career as a Fire Explorer with the City of Hazelwood, Missouri Fire department Explorer Post #9348 at the age of 15 to age 18, in which he was promoted to the rank of Explorer Post Captain and Training Officer. Chief Stewart would also become a Kinloch Fire Protection District volunteer fire fighter beginning January 15, 2000 at the age of 17. Chief Stewart was promoted to the rank of Fire Captain and Fire District training Officer in 2005, then promoted to Assistant Fire Chief of the District in 2017 and was appointed as the New Fire Chief of the Kinloch Fire Protection District March 5, 2019.
Chief Stewart is no stranger at all to public and community service, as he currently serves as an Ordained Deacon of the church at The Christian Life Center in Florissant, Missouri. He enjoys serving as the Co-Director of the Safety Team, member of the church Choir and Male Chorus. He currently serves a congregation of 500+ members. He is also very close knit with his family and loves family gatherings and attending community events.
- Chief Stewart accredits his continued progress and success to his Faith and Trust in Jesus Christ, and his wonderful and loving Christian parents Donna and Robert Stewart. “Thank you, Mom and Dad, for being my support system and being the absolute best parents in the world, I Thank and Praise God every chance I get for you two, and for His never-ending Mercies and Grace. Thank you for setting the course of my life with this scripture you gave me at graduation from High School, I love and cherish and live by this word from God: Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. 2 But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. 3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. 4 But not the wicked!
They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind. 5 They will be condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the godly. 6 For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.
Psalms:1(New Living Translation)