Kevin Guthrie

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    Kevin Guthrie

    Mr. Guthrie has over 30 years of experience in Public Safety and Emergency Management in the State of Florida. He spent 23 years as a Police Officer and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. He served as the Public Safety and Emergency Management Director for the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners for two years before moving on to Pasco County where he was Emergency Services Director, overseeing Emergency Management and the 911 Communications Center. Kevin was promoted after only one year to Assistant County Administrator for Public Safety, where he was responsible for all Emergency Services: Fire/Rescue, Misdemeanor Probation, and the 911 Communications Center Departments.

    In October 2018, Governor Rick Scott appointed Kevin as Chief of Staff for the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM). In January of 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed him as Deputy Director of FDEM. In February of 2021, Governor DeSantis announced Kevin would be the next Director of FDEM. Kevin’s primary focus as Director is coordinating efforts among all State agencies, counties, and municipalities in dealing with natural and man-made disasters to ensure that all of Florida is prepared for whatever may come in the future.

    Kevin has a B.A. in Criminal Justice, a Master’s in Human Services and is pursuing additional post-graduate studies in Emergency Management/Homeland Security and, Strategic Leadership. Kevin has won numerous awards for his efforts and success in Emergency Management – including the Chad Reed First Responder Award from Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Presidential Call to Service Award from President Obama.

    Mr. Guthrie has over 30 years of experience in Public Safety and Emergency Management in the State of Florida. He spent 23 years as a Police Officer and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
    2022-02-07
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    2022-02-07

Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management

Mr. Guthrie has over 30 years of experience in Public Safety and Emergency Management in the State of Florida. He spent 23 years as a Police Officer and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. He served as the Public Safety and Emergency Management Director for the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners for two years before moving on to Pasco County where he was Emergency Services Director, overseeing Emergency Management and the 911 Communications Center. Kevin was promoted after only one year to Assistant County Administrator for Public Safety, where he was responsible for all Emergency Services: Fire/Rescue, Misdemeanor Probation, and the 911 Communications Center Departments.

In October 2018, Governor Rick Scott appointed Kevin as Chief of Staff for the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM). In January of 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed him as Deputy Director of FDEM. In February of 2021, Governor DeSantis announced Kevin would be the next Director of FDEM. Kevin’s primary focus as Director is coordinating efforts among all State agencies, counties, and municipalities in dealing with natural and man-made disasters to ensure that all of Florida is prepared for whatever may come in the future.

Kevin has a B.A. in Criminal Justice, a Master’s in Human Services and is pursuing additional post-graduate studies in Emergency Management/Homeland Security and, Strategic Leadership. Kevin has won numerous awards for his efforts and success in Emergency Management – including the Chad Reed First Responder Award from Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Presidential Call to Service Award from President Obama.